Human Resource Managers Association Set to Swear in New Governing Council

The newly elected HRMAU Governing Council

All is set to swear in the new Governing Council (GC) of the Human Resource Managers’ Association (HRMAU) following the election that took place last month during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The swearing-in event that will see the new office bearers take up leadership of the association is set to take place on Friday 13th, May 2022 at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

The new office bearers that were elected include; Bbosa K Ronald (President), Shamim N Walusimbi (Vice President), Doreen Asaasira (Secretary General), Nakimuli Moureen (Director, Public Relations & Marketing), John Barasa (Director, Finance), Andrew Kawesa Ssebwalunyo (Director, Professional Development).

Others include; James Walusimbi (Director, Programs), Stellah Mbekeka (Committee Member), Joyce Nakalema (Committee Member), Leticia Iguma (Committee Member), Sharifah Nabatanzi (Student Representative).

Upon election, the incoming President, Ronald K. Bbosa appreciated all the HRMAU members for entrusting them with the responsibility to steer activities of the association over the next two years.

“We applaud the outgoing Governing Council for a job well done; may God bless all our plans and collective efforts,” Bbosa said.

Ronald K. Bbosa the New HRMAU President

During the AGM, the Human Resource Managers’ Association Uganda (HRMAU) released the 2021 annual report registering tremendous success despite the COVID-19 challenges.

The annual report was presented by the outgoing HRMAU president, Moses Witta Mbubi during the Annual General Meeting in which new office bearers were voted upon.

While presenting the report, Mbubi said that during the two years of his leadership, the association based on five pillars which included; professional development, pushing for an enabling law, fostering membership growth, strategic engagement and partnership as well as operational excellence.

“During the year under review, the association has registered success and has gained self-sustenance; there has been a 2% increase in growth of income, 19% increase in expenses due to the HR Reveal Awards, Shs300M increase in total reveal registering Shs53.4M as cash at Bank and Shs124M as investment portfolio,” Mbubi said.

He added that there has been a surplus of Shs14M due to the investment assets that the association is holding with UAP Old Mutual Asset Managers and ICEA.

In terms of membership, Mbubi reported that the association has registered growth of 4.5% from 2020 reflecting a total of 847 members.

Outgoing HRMAU president, Moses Witta Mbubi

“The association has a total of 775 Professionals, 59 Corporate members and 13 Students who are also termed as associate members,” Mbubi reported.

Mbubi added that there has progress in pushing for an enabling law in form of a Human Resource (HR) Bill.

“As of 13th April, 2022, the first draft of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) from the Ministry of Public Service was shared with members of the Governing Council to read and have input after undergoing through several stages,” Mbubi noted.

He observed that through the two years’ journey, the association and built and established engagements and partnerships with a number of bodies, organisations and agencies which include; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Mercer, IHRM, PRAU, ULS, ICPAU, ISU, Uganda Insurers Association, Ministry of Public Service, Ministry of Gender, Makerere University, Makerere University Business School, Uganda Christian University and the Federation of Uganda Employers.

“Through the partnership with CIPD, 35 participants were onboarded in the first cohort, first cohort will be graduating in May 2022 and 2nd open day shall be held in May to onboard the 2nd cohort,” Mbubi noted.

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