Cabinet approved the appointment of new members of the Board of Directors of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
The new board will be chaired by Dr. Albert Byamugisha, who will serve with six members following the expiration of contract of the previous board on June 30th 2020.
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).
Other members on the board are; Dr. Chris Ndatira Mukiza, the executive director of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, Dr. Joseph Muvawala, the National Planning Authority (NPA) executive director; Dr. Jacob Opolot, a director at Bank of Uganda; Rosette Nakavuma, Bernard Mulengani and Dr. Robert Wamala.
UBoS is the principal data collecting, processing, analyzing, and disseminating agency responsible for coordinating and supervising 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.