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Efforts to partially privatize the national pension scheme have been met with skepticism

Efforts to partially privatize the national pension scheme have been met with skepticism and calls for reform to improve its operation. President Museveni is not supporting the bill. “In 2015, at one of the NSSF celebrations, the President said: ‘Some people have been coming to me with this idea that the sector will be more efficient when private players are allowed in, but I just kept quiet. I have never opposed or supported the proposed reforms.’ He continued: ‘Unless these people who are pushing for liberalization are saying that NSSF is being mismanaged, they will really have to convince me more.’ At the same function, he observed: ‘Having one player has one good advantage that we have money available for any useful capital development projects. (…) From the ULS, the Workers' Unions, the Workers' MPs and the NSSF, the message has been one: Amend the NSSF Act but do not repeal it.”

Source: allAfrica.com

There is renewed controversy over the contract, performance and tariff collected by electricity distributor, Umeme

There is renewed controversy over the contract, performance and tariff collected by electricity distributor, Umeme, the private, listed company that has held a 20 year electricity distribution concession since March 2005. President Museveni has expressed his dissatisfaction. The issue “brings back the question of competence and due diligence by government officials and institutions who oversee public trust. It also suggests there are issues of technical and financial competences, and business ethical behaviour by service providers who often take advantage to cheat as they make colossal profits.”

Source: www.mediacentre.go.ug

88 organisations urge investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies

In an open letter published on 1st March, 88 civil society organisations have urged investors to cease their support for the multi-national for-profit chain of private schools Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs over 500 schools in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, and India.

Source: www.world-psi.org

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