Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) staffs were passed-out after a month-long Leadership Development training course at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi.
The thirty six (36) staff selected from Market Surveillance, Legal Metrology, Administration and Public Relations departments.
The Head of Faculty and academics at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Lt. Col. Owamagyezi said that UNBS staff were taken through a carefully selected course package to suit its objectives and were trained in Laws of social economic transformation, the climate setting for political education and trans-formative leadership training for public servants and the youth, Trans-formative discipline, subversive tendencies and methods of work; Pan Africanism and many other course units.
He urged the participants to ensure that they pass on what they have learnt to communities around them, to contribute to the social-economic transformation of Uganda.
Ms. Susan Akantunga, the UNBS Human Resource Manager, lauded the UNBS staff for the exemplary discipline and commitment towards the instructors and Institute. She commended the management of NALI for accepting to work with UNBS to produce leaders of exemplary character and encouraged the staff to become champions of development in their work and day-to-day lives.
The UNBS Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo, who officiated at the close of the training, commended the NALI management for the infrastructural growth of the training institute.
“When I was here 15 years ago, this place did not look like this. Congratulations to the management for building an institute where Ugandans can learn about their country.” Dr. Manyindo said.
He also congratulated the UNBS staff for completing the course and encouraged them to apply what they have learnt into their work.
“As the pioneer staff of UNBS to undertake this course, I encourage you to exhibit the same discipline instilled in you during the course into your work at UNBS, in your families and the community” he said.
Some of the outstanding performers during the training were Mr. Gaston Kironde from the Surveillance department as the best participant overall, James Nnusu from the Human Resource Department as the second best participant overall, best participant in Marksmanship and Course Senior, Phiona Anzoa from Legal Metrology as the best female participant, Doreen Akello from Surveillance department as the Most active participant and Victoria Namutebi Wamala from Public Relations as the participant with the best attitude.