By Our reporter

The Board of the National Social Security Fund has given a nod to Mr Richard Byarugaba to continue as managing director of the Fund for another term.

This website understands that the board has agreed to renew the contract of Byarugaba having been satisfied with his performance. The move comes at time NSSF has just announced 11.5% interest on the workers savings, which is a splendid offer for an economy which has struggled for the past couple of years.

Mr Byarugaba’s contract extension will make him the longest serving boss of NSSF, a place which in the past had unbelievable turn over at the top.

The same Board approved the renewal of the contract of the corporation secretary Mr Richard Wabwire, seen as Byarugaba’s strongest ally.

However, the deputy managing director’s job hangs in the balance.

Geraldine Ssali

The occupant Geraldine Ssali seems to be going to towards the exit door after the board recommended that the position of deputy managing editor will be headhunted from within the organization. It leaves Byarugaba will a say on who on his immediate staff is best suited to advance the vision and mission of the Fund.

The relationship between Byarugaba and Ssali has been “complicated” in the past couple of years, that at some point the deputy dragged the organization to court over unlawful suspension.

The MD wanted his deputy out and got the backing of the board. To save the situation, Ssali was recalled and convinced to drop the court case. With her contract expiring, Geraldine has run out of options and should already have accepted her fate.

We shall update you on who we believe will replace Geraldine Ssali as Richard’s deputy. It is all on our desk.