The Ministry of Public Service is drafting a bill (Human Resource Professionals Bill) to help regulate the Human Resource professionals.
Fredrick Edward Walugembe, the Commissioner in charge of Finance Planning and Evaluation at the public service Ministry, noted that the bill sponsored by the ministry (Public Service) will be tabled in parliament in the next financial year.
According to Walugembe, the proposed bill will set up an independent regulatory body charged with regulating, issuing certificates to Human resource Officers.
Walugembe noted, “We have concluded the impact assessment process; we shall proceed to submit to the cabinet for clearance later table it to parliament.”
Adding, “this bill will address all the existing gaps in the HR profession, the responsibility of who, what should be done will be put included in the law.”
Walugembe made the remarks at the launch of the Human Resource Managers’ Association of Uganda (HRMAU) Reveal Awards, where he represented the Minister of Public Service Muruli Mukasa.
The Awards organized by HRMAU will showcase individual Human Resource Practitioners who excel in various thematic areas in their workplaces.
Walugembe lauded HRMAU for periodically holding the awards to recognize the best performing Human Resource Professionals.
“The development of our Human Resources in the country is one of the government’s of Uganda’s six priority areas of our focus as we aim to transform Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low-income country,” he said.
Adding, “I want to commend the HRMAU fraternity and all HR practitioners on their great job in nurturing and transforming the entire HR base in Uganda, as a profession, you played a very big role in making sure all businesses supported their employees and remained productive during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
In his remarks, the president of HRMAU, Moses Mbubi Witta, said the awards are aimed at recognising the best among the HR practitioners and inspiring the generation of world-class HR managers.
“These awards are timely for the members to be able to celebrate those outstanding colleagues and best practitioners that emerged during these difficult two years of the pandemic,” Mbubi said.
He added that every employer was faced with tough choices of ensuring the sustainable existence of their organizations with a heightened sense of employee safety.
The HMRAU Reveal Awards, are categorized under eight thematic areas, including Crisis Management and Response, Diversity and Inclusion, Best Flexible working Initiative, Employee Health and Wellness Initiative, HR Business Partnering.
Innovation Use of Technology and Digital Platforms, Business Transformation Leader, Overall Transformational leaders 2021. The Nominations will be from the Private and Public sector, Non-Governmental Organisations, and Small and Medium Enterprises, the awarding ceremony will be held in March 2022.