Action Report on NSSF Probe Deferred by Government

The Minister of Gender, Labour, and Social Development, Hon. Betty Amongi, has stated that the action taken report on the probe of the state of affairs at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is not yet ready.

In January 2023, Parliament constituted a select committee to investigate NSSF over allegations of mismanagement, and subsequently, a report was presented and adopted in March 2023.

The Parliamentary resolution had four components for action, including the Auditor General, Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Ministry of Gender, and Inspector General of Government (IGG).

Amongi was expected to present the action taken report during the plenary sitting on Wednesday, 25 October 2023, but she said that she could not because the IGG has released partial findings.

“They [IGG] have requested that they be given time to undertake some of the Parliamentary resolutions on lifestyle audit and other related aspects,” she said.

Amongi added that the Auditor General has indicated that they have not yet concluded on any of the resolutions, and work is ongoing, while the Director of Public Prosecution has stated that the matter referred to them by Parliament is still under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division.

“Ministry of Finance has written, and I am in receipt of their letter, asking NSSF to undertake the implementation of issues under the Ministry,” said Amongi.

She said that the Ministry of Gender is coordinating the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, quickly adding that most of the issues referred to her Ministry were addressed in the IGG’s report.