The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has tasked the Bank of Uganda (BoU) staff to present copies of their national identity cards to verify their exact age.
Due to what NSSF officials called “staff with contentious dates of birth” on March 6,2019, David Mwesigwa Rwamatungi, the Fund’s acting head of business, wrote to Ralph Bakashabaruhanga, the BoU director of pension administration department, and explained the Fund’s reluctance to issue the Central Bank with the mandatory clearance certificate.
According to Daily Monitor newspaper, the Central Bank officials wanted the certificates urgently to enable its employees to renew their practicing certificate when NSSF found uncoordinated dates of birth.
The employees in question are specifically from the legal department headed by Margaret Kasule.
“We understand the urgency of the situation, however, you will appreciate that we have to follow the due process of assessing an employer’s records to ensure compliance with NSSF, before we can issue out a clearance certificate,” Rwamatungi told Bakashabaruhanga.
“Our subsequent communication to BoU pointed out the issue of staff who are below 55 years of age as per their NSSF registration details, and who are above 55 years as per BoU records.”
Now the fund has since instructed BoU officials to submit National Identify cards for the affected BoU staff to NSSF to verify their correct age with the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA).
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