Pension sector grows 25pc as NSSF remains dominant
KAMPALA, JULY 26 – Uganda’s pensions sector saw a 25 percent increase in total assets during 2015 although the result was dampened by an almost matching growth in liabilities.
According to the Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority’s (URBRA), pension sector performance report for 2015, return on assets rose by14 percent representing an asset to GDP ratio of 8.1 percent while liabilities rose by 20 percent.
Releasing the results at the URBRA offices in Kampala today, Chief executive officer David Nyakundi noted that total members’ funds have hit 6.4 trillion shillings, a growth rate equal to 26percent over 2014.
The National Social Security Fund NSSF remains the dominant scheme with holding 86percent of total assets although 4 new private schemes have since joined the market raising the prospect of further better penetration than the current 11percent coverage of the national workforce.