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Uganda Industrial Research Institute gets a new Governing Board

A new Governing Board for the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) has been sworn in by the Minister of trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde. The seven member board is chaired by Hillary Obonyo the Chairman and Managing Director of Basere Investments Ltd.

UIRI is an Agency of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives mandated to undertake industrial research, develop and acquire appropriate technologies for a rapid competitive and sustainable industrial development of the country.  The institute carries out research, training, product and enterprise incubation, and pre-certification of products among others.

The institute has been operating without a board for 3 years. While inaugurating the new board in the Ministry Boardroom at Farmers House, Hon. Kyambadde appealed to the members to work towards making UIRI a self sustaining institute that does not rely on government funds. She urged the board to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of the institute and take it to greater heights.

The Chairman of the Board Hillary Obonyo pledged to ensure the visibility of the institute so that it benefits all Ugandans and ensure accountability.

Executive Director of UIRI also secretary to the Board Prof. Charles Kwesiga said there’s need to adequately fund UIRI so that it can be self funding like most of the research institutions.

Other members include former MP Ruth Tuma, Hajjat Afuwa Kaawase a private sector consultant, D. Joshua Mutambi the Commissioner of Industry and Technology, Dr. Albert Musisi the Commissioner  Economic Development Policy and Research, MFPED and Dr. Kiggundu Samuel Eridad a private consultant.



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