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Commentaries: Social Security Interventions And Reform Efforts - Implications For The Majority Citizens Of Uganda

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Makerere Law Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.130-137 (2013)

Keywords:

informal sector, John-Jean Barya, social protection, Social Security, Uganda

Abstract:

<p>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The author is a Professor of Law at the School of Law, <span data-scayt_word="Makerere" data-scaytid="6">Makerere</span> University and also Advocate of the courts of judicature.<br />I. INTRODUCTION<br /><br />This paper gives a summary of the social security and social protection situation in Uganda, ongoing reform efforts and their implications for the majority of Ugandans who are dubbed &lsquo;the informal sector.&rsquo; It deals with the concepts of social security and social protection in lieu of the International normative standards on social security. Analysis is also made of the current social security and social protection regime in Uganda with a critical look at the Public Service Pension Scheme (<span data-scayt_word="PSPS" data-scaytid="7">PSPS</span>), National Social security Fund (<span data-scayt_word="NSSF" data-scaytid="8">NSSF</span>), Private Social Security Schemes and the status of the informal Sector. The paper further considers the current reforms that have been proposed for the social security system, community based Social Insurance Associations/Initiatives. Most importantly, this paper takes note of the extent of coverage of these reforms for most Ugandans.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>