NSSF,URSB Sign Agreement to Share Key Information

Bishop Barham University College, online Kabale on Monday bid farewell to two of its top administrators.

Prof Manuel Muranga and Can. Mary Dutch, the former Principal and University secretary respectively completed their terms of office at the Kabale based University this year.

Prof Muranga was succeeded by Dr. Medard Rugyendo who has been the dean of the faculty of education at Uganda Christian University, Mukono.

Can. Mary Dutchi, however, is expected to handover the office of the University Secretary in a period of 3 months to a yet to be known successor.

The Bishop Barham University Community was on Monday afternoon filled with shouts of joy as the new principal; Dr. Rugyendo officially stepped in the college to start his new assignment.

Various speakers described the 2 retiring leaders as exceptional, commited and exemplary leaders.

Rev. Can Johvan Turyamureeba, the Deputy Principal hailed Prof Muranga for his high level of humility and hard work as he also applauded Can. Dutch for her profound commitment towards quality service delivery.

While presiding over the function, the Kigezi diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Eng. George Bagamuhunda thanked the two leaders for promoting the values of Uganda Christian University during their time of service.


“You have been great leaders whose legacy shall live to be told for generations and generations to come,” remarked Bishop Bagamuhunda.

Prof. Manuel Muranga leaves behind a legacy of promoting the development of local languages during his time of service as he established a Masters programme in Language Development and Translation at the University.

He also championed the formation of the Club for Intercultural Learning and Prayer which basically focuses on the fellowshipping of students from all corners of the world.

“I wish to see all people live together harmoniously despite our cultural differences,” said Prof Muranga in his last speech as Principal of BBUC.

The incoming principal pledged to work with the college stakeholders to ensure its development.
National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uganda Registration services Bureau (URSB) to enable information/data sharing on companies registered with URSB and bio-data for NSSF members.

URSB is mandated under cap 210 of the Laws of Uganda to deliver a number of registration services aimed at facilitating and enabling the private sector growth hence leading to a better investment climate in the country.

The signing ceremony was held at the URSB head office at on Georgian House Kampala between NSSF, ampoule Managing Director Richard Byarugaba and Registrar General, Bemanya Twebaze.

Bemanya appreciated the partnership and said Government has always enjoined institutions to partner so as to eliminate bottlenecks to service delivery.

According to Byarugaba, under this arrangement URSB will provide NSSF with information on companies, bio data for NSSF’s members.

“This information is vital in enabling the Fund improve compliance and benefits processing. Our partnership with URSB is therefore very timely because it enables us access vital information on companies’ necessary for our compliance audits.We therefore believe that with increased access to information, our compliance levels will improve to 82% by close of this financial year up from the current 77%,” Byarugaba said.

Bemanya announced that URSB will have a registration centre at NSSF, while the Fund will also have a service centre at URSB.

“Synergies like this are among the drivers of service delivery through complementing each other and providing a platform for sharing best practices, experiences and establishing networks.The National Development Plan 11 enjoins all the public agencies to collaborate and augment each other for better service delivery,” Bemanya said.

Information from URSB shows that the bureau carries out all registrations required under the relevant laws and maintains registers, data and records on registrations affected by the bureau and acts as a clearing house for information and data on those registrations.

Registrations carried out are, businesses and companies, legal documents, Intellectual Property Rights, Civil matters (births, deaths, civil marriages, adoption orders & single status letters) and Insolvency.

The partnership with NSSF is also envisaged to help the fund reduce on their turnaround time for benefits processing because URBS will now avail the Fund with additional bio data on its members including details on next of Kin, date of birth among others.

The Partnership with NSSF isn’t the first for URSB. Together with KCCA and URA, URSB is running a TREP project which has seen the organization register many business names in Kampala, and has now devised plans to roll out to the countryside beyond Kampala.

URSB has revealed that their other Partnerships with UIA and Posta Uganda has seen bureau centers housed within the two institutions, a move that has eventually reduced congestion at the URSB head office and also saved peoples’ time and costs on transport to reach the URSB head office for registration services.

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