Retired senior auditor, Patrick Byabakama Kaberenge, is the new chairman for the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board.
Kaberenge was yesterday appointed by Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija.
He replaces Ivan Kyayonka who died in May 2015 in the Kenyan capital Nairobi after suffering a stroke.
Deputized by Ms Sarah Irene Walusimbi of Federation of Employers who has been the acting board chair, Kaberenge will lead the six member board whose term of service is three years.
Other board members include the ministry of Gender Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana, Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Patrick Ocailap, NSSF managing director Richard Byarugaba and Ms Peninnah Tukamwesiga.
“Some three weeks ago there were some fireworks about the board. The biggest stakeholders are the workers of Uganda,” Kasaija said yesterday at a press conference.
He added: “You must qualify to become a member of the board. He said the new legal framework requires rigorous assessment of nominees for the appointment on Boards of Trustees of Retirement Benefits Schemes to ensure their integrity and suitability.”
He called upon them to adhere to internal policies and procedures approved by the Board saying NSSF was a very sensitive institution.