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Local Government Career and Technical Report Writing: Registration process demystified

On the 9th February 2023, the Regional Local Government Career and Technical Report Writing trainings kicked off with that for the Central Region facilitated by Eng. Ireen Kabaziira, Eng. Ben Kyemba and the Registrar Eng. Ronald Namugera. The training that is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering-UK has already been conducted in the North and West with Eastern Region scheduled to take place on 18th and 19th April 2023. During his remarks while officiating the Central region training, the President of UIPE Eng. Andrew Muhwezi informed participants that the Institution, together with the Engineers Registration Board, have strived to simply the Registration process to onboard as many registered engineers as possible.

Participants of Western Region attending the training at Oxford INN in Mbarara

He cited a number of reforms that have been geared at easing Registration, I.e. 1.Simplification of the application form from two seconders and proposers to one,2.Those that have been Technicians and Technologists before acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree can now apply for corporate membership after two years instead four as it has been,3. After the first two years of your pupillage (two years after your Bachelor’s Degree) Any project executed within the 3rd year can be used for registration.

The participants were encouraged to take this opportunity very serious, partake the knowledge and skills and start working on their reports. During his presentation on the new Registration guidelines, Eng. Ronald Namugera the ERB Register reechoed the simplification of the registration process by both UIPE and ERB with a turnaround time of 14 weeks.

In the Western region the training took place on the 15th and 16th March, facilitated by Eng. Ben Kyemba and Prof Peter Lating, the training equipped participants with skills and knowledge on how to write their Career and Technical Reports. Participants were encouraged to start on their registration process as change in policies may render those not practising professionally jobless in the near future.

Prof Peter Lating facilitating a session during the Northern Region training at Bomah Hotel in Gulu.

The Institution is in talks with the Ministry of Local Government to get an MOU a framework of collaboration between the Institution and the Ministry.