The Minister of State for Minerals, Hon. Peter Lokeris has urged Boards of Corporate Bodies in the Electricity Supply Industry and other industries to create synergies that will result into improved service delivery in Uganda’s Electricity Supply Industry for the benefit of Ugandans and the development of the Country.
The Minister was closing a three-day training in Corporate Governance for the Boards of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL), Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (UEDCL), Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL), Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and the Management of Eskom Uganda Ltd.
Hon. Lokeris noted that there is need for Boards of different regulatory bodies to have proper coordination and invest in Electricity Industry infrastructure, to increase access to electricity and improve livelihoods of Ugandans, since many Ugandans depend on electricity to carry out their economic activities.
Addressing participants at the training, the ERA Board Chairman, Mr. Richard Santo Apire, noted that ERA had deemed it important to organize the training, to equip the Boards of different institutions, especially players in the Electricity Supply Industry with knowledge to further enhance their skills for better performance.
He expressed gratitude to the trainers for having ably trained the Boards, observing that the knowledge and skills the Board Members had gained would be used to improve performance in their respective institutions, and to come up with new ideas which would lead to a positive change in the way they manage the affairs of their institutions. The Members were trained in strategic decision-making, strategic thinking, efficient board processes, stakeholders’ consultation, and organizational culture, among other Corporate Governance aspects.
The training conducted from 16th to 18th January 2017, at the Kampala Serena Hotel was facilitated by Dr. Olubunmi Ajai and Dr. Rudith King of Maddison Pine, a Corporate Governance Training Firm based in the United Kingdom. The Board Members were awarded with Certificates of Attendance.