Retired Col Dr Kizza Besigye has added his voice on that of Hon Muhammad Nsereko requesting National Social security Fund (NSSF) to give Ugandans part of their savings to help them go through this hard time. Most Ugandans are now home jobless since the president issued a directive to close of paces over pandemic Coronavirus.
Besigye says this is not charity but members’ savings. He suggests 10-20% should be rolled out to help members survive during Coronavirus lockdown.
It’s surprising that @nssfug hasn’t, as yet, rolled out a program to pay out a portion of members’ savings to afford them vital support thru the #COVID19 crisis.
Isn’t this what “Social Security”, a safety net, is about?
This is members’ money; it’s not charity! They can pay only 10-20% of a member’s savings. If there’s any legal impediment for them to do so, Parliarment can sit tomorrow and sort it out.
This is a world crisis of unprecedented proportions!