By Our Reporter
Mr Job Richard Matua, who has detailed a list of alleged illegalities at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), has claimed that some aggrieved parties may be after his life.
This follows his appearance before Parliament’s select committee that is currently investigating the NSSF saga.
“Somebody is alerting me that wrong elements I unpacked in the probe are very unhappy with me and that person (the source) informed me that those people will have me,” Mr Matua said yesterday.
Earlier yesterday, Mr Matua posted on his Twitter account (which he confirmed was his) an excerpt from a WhatsApp message, which partly bore a writing of, “eliminating him,” and that, “these robberies are part of statecraft, you better have plan B, those guys are so lethal and trigger happy.”
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have not received any complaint from Mr Matua on the matter.
“We take all threats to life as a priority. We, however, have no complaint registered at any of our police stations. It’s advisable that the alleged victim reports his case and also records a statement with the police, to help us establish leads,” Mr Enanga said.
While appearing before Parliament’s select committee last week, Mr Matua claimed that Dr Sam Lyomoki, the secretary general of the Central Organisation of Free Trade Unions (Coftu), had illegally nominated himself and his [friend] to represent workers on the NSSF board.
He also accused Mr Richard Byarugaba, the former NSSF managing director, of mismanaging the savers’ money and recommended that he should not be allowed back in office.
He added that Mr Patrick Ayota, the acting managing director of the Fund, like Mr Byarugaba, should both retire since they are past the retirement age of 60 and should give an opportunity to other deserving Ugandans.
Asked last Friday by the select committee team who was availing him with evidence on NSSF matters, Mr Matua said Ms Betty Amongi, the Gender minister, had been his source of information.
Matua is the man who petitioned the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development about Richard Byarugaba’s continued employment despite clocking 60 years.
He identifies as an NRM Cadre and to show how serious he is, he wants to stand for National Vice Chairperson Central Executive Committee NRM Northern-Uganda a position that fell vacant after the death of former speaker Jacob Oulanyah.
Matua is a former teacher of Biology. He has taught the subject for 14 years and his speciality was on the Biology practical paper. This is where he discovered that rearing rats for practicals can be a business since one of the specimens UNEB always sets for Advanced level students is a rat.
Matua says each rat sells between 10,000/= to 20,000/= off season but during UNEB exams, one rat goes for 30,000/= to 50,000/=.