The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) board has announced its new board chairman and its none other than Morrison Rwakakamba.
Rwakakamba who will replace Dr. Emely Kugonza has been the CEO at Agency for Transformation (AfT) and also a board member at UIA.
Dr. Kugonza will be stepping down just into his third year as the board chairman after winning the parliamentary seat for Buyanja East Constituency in Kibaale district.
The new board chairman is expected to start officiating his duties on 1st June 2021.
Dr. Kugonza said that he could not divulge any more information but all he knew was that Morrison would start his tenure on the above mentioned date but promised to give more info after accessing the necessary documents.
Morrison Rwakakamba who possesses a great of knowledge in managerial roles is expected to steer the body ahead and achieve more progress than where it is now.
He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Makerere University attained in 2003 and has a Master’s degree to his name attained in 2016 from the Kennedy school of government-Havard University.
Rwakakamba’s CV in the work arena boasts of him as having been a former presidential assistant on research and information
He is also the brain behind the government Citizen Interaction Centre which is a chicken demonstration farm in Buloba.
Besides he once served in the post of Chief Executive Officer at Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) in 2010.
While speaking to media Fred Opolot a board member of UIA said that the appointment of Rwakakamba was just in time and a necessity since the body is undergoing several challenges arising from the covid 19 pandemic that has ravaged economies all over the world.
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He said that they were optimistic about the services that the new board chairman would offer and that he has the capacity to push the body in the desired direction.
This is because he once served in the role of chairman of investment promotion.