Human resources bill in offing, says Rugunda

Friday December 5 2014

Front L- Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda

Front L- Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda shaking hands with Prof. Samuel Ssejaaka and looking on are the council members of Human Resource Managers Association Uganda (HRMAU) during the Human Resource Reveal launch on Thursday at Serena Hotel in Kampala. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA 

By Brian Senoga

Government will soon table the Human Resources Professionals Bill in Parliament to regulate the human resource professional obligations in the country, says the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.
Dr Rugunda said Government, through the ministry of Public Service, was ready to support the leadership of the Human Resource Managers’ Association of Uganda (HRMAU) to have a charter to regulate professional standards and HR conduct both in the private and public sectors.
The premier made the remarks while presiding over the Human Resources Reveal Event 2014, the first of its kind, at Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday.
“I encourage the leadership of the association to work closely with government in the course of the deliberations on this Bill,” Dr Rugunda said before launching the inaugural Human Resource Excellence Awards scheduled for December, 2015.

He said the National Development Plan highlighted the critical role of skills development in transforming the country into a modern and prosperous society, adding that human capital was at the centre of both economic transformation and inclusive growth.
The PS ministry of Public Service, Adah Kabarokole Muwanga urged the Human resource professionals to develop a performance culture, under which she said all staff in the organisations are motivated to promote the institutions goals and objectives.
She further noted that human resource managers should be involved in policy formulation at the national level and should also be prepared to build people’s capacities to manage change in organisations.
The HRMAU President, Patrick Ngolobe said the Association had over 1,000 members, partnering with Abacus Business School and the Indian Institute of Management, among others.