Cabinet has appointed Dr Albert Byamugisha as the Chairperson Board of Directors of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), Chimp Corps report.
The decision was taken during the Cabinet sitting of Monday, September 21 at State House, Entebbe.
Dr Byamugisha is an Associate Professor of Monitoring and Evaluation.
He holds a PhD in Monitoring and Evaluation from Kobe University in Japan (2012).
He holds a Master of Science in Statistics, University of Sheffield, UK (1992), a PGD in Pure Science, University of Sheffield, UK (1991) and a Bachelor of Statistics and Applied Economics from Makerere University (1990).
Byamugisha’s professional experience led to the design and implementation of a Government of Uganda wide monitoring and reporting system to provide semi-annual and annual reports to Cabinet on Government of Uganda’s sector performance and spending.
He previously worked at the Office of the Prime Minister where he served as Senior Technical Advisor on Sustainable Development Goals and also Senior Advisor on Monitoring and Evaluation.
Other members of the committee include National Planning Authority boss, Dr Joseph Muvawala, Dr Opolot Jacob, Ms Rosettte Nakavuma, Bernard Mulengani, Dr Robert Wamala and UBOS Executive Director Dr. Chris Ndatira Mukisa as ex-official.
The appointment comes amid growing concerns over the delayed formation of the new board at the sensitive government body.
Some members of staff had earlier expressed concern that the lack of the board would negatively affect the operations and governance of UBOS.
UBOS boss Dr Mukisa recently said the bureau was undergoing a transition at both strategic and operational levels to enhance its efficiency.
UBOS is the principal data collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating agency responsible for coordinating and supervising the National Statistical System.
The body is currently planning for another round of national census.