Meet Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa, one of Uganda’s top female brains

On Tuesday this week, High Court Judge Steven Musota ordered National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to pay Shs200 million to Ms Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa for contempt of court order halting her forced leave and Shs50 million as fine to court. But who Geraldine Ssali, NSSF’s deputy Managing Director?

Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa is a Ugandan accountant and business administrator. She is the deputy managing director of the National Social Security Fund (Uganda) (NSSF Uganda). She was first appointed to that position on 20 March 2011 by Finance Minister Syda Bbumba.

Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa
Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa

On 29 October 2014, she was re-appointed to the same position after a ten-month period when she served as acting managing director.


She studied at Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, statistics, and economics. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School. She is a professional accountant and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Work experience

Before her employment by NSSF Uganda, in March 2011, she worked as head of the Directorate of Management, in Her Majesty’s Treasury in the United Kingdom. She served as deputy managing director of NSSF Uganda from 20 March 2011 until 31 December 2013. On that day the employment contract of Richard Byarugaba, the managing director expired and was not immediately renewed.

Busuulwa was promoted to acting managing director (MD) while a search for a substantive MD was conducted.

After a ten-month search, Byarugaba was re-appointed to his former post and Busuulwa was reappointed as his deputy.



Ssali is a top administrator and a hardworking lady who can drive any company to greater heights.

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