KAMPALA – Cabinet has approved the appointment of new members of the Board of Directors of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
Dr. Byamugisha Albert is the chairperson and the rest as members. They are Dr. Muvawala Joseph, Dr. Opolot Jacob, Ms. Rosettte Nakavuma, Mr. Mulengani Bernard, Dr. Wamala Robert and Dr. Chris Ndatira Mukiza, who is an ex-official and executive director of UBOS.
Dr Byamugisha holds a PhD in Monitoring and Evaluation from Kobe University in Japan (2012). He holds a Master of Science in Statistics, University of Sheffield, UK (1992), a PGD in Pure Science, University of Sheffield, UK (1991) and a Bachelor of Statistics and Applied Economics from Makerere University (1990).
Dr Muvawala is the National Planning Authority (NPA) executive director while Dr Opolot is a director at Bank of Uganda.
The previous team’s term of tenure expired on June 30, 2020.
Some members of staff within UBOS have welcomed the approval of the new board.
UBOS is a semi-autonomous body established by an Act of Parliament (1998) to promote the production of reliable official statistics and ensure the development and maintenance of the National Statistical System.
The Bureau’s core business includes, among others, the Production, Coordination and Dissemination of official statistics to support development processes at local and national government levels, including policy, planning, decision-making, monitoring and evaluation.