The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) at its 40th Annual General Meeting elected NWSC Managing Director Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha as its chairperson.
The Federation which was registered on 18th August 1960 under the names of Society of Employers was changed to Federation of Uganda Employers on 17th August 1961 under the Trustees Incorporation Act 1939. Today, FUE is the Voice of Employers on social and economic issues. It is recognized both locally and internationally.
FUE Executive Director Mr Douglas Opion shared that a number of high quality services were offered to employers including tailor made trainings, leadership development female future program, employment relations and legal service, lobbying and advocacy for a conducive business environment, market research including salary surveys, consultancies and a wide range of productivity enhancement secretary interventions.
Mr Peter Werikhe, the secretary General NOTU requested the Minister of Labour to fast track the amendment of the NSSF Act and the Pension Act to conform with the regulatory framework that has been provided by the Uganda Retirements Benefits Regulatory Act.
Mr Chibebe Wellington, Director the ILO Area Director congratulated the secretariat for organizing the Annual General Meeting, association achievements and recognized the role FUE has played in mobilizing the employers of Uganda, especially towards promoting the decent work agenda to benefit thousands of employees at work places in Uganda which is essential for ILO to deliver its objectives.
Incoming Association chairman Dr. Silver thanked the association members for the vote of confidence in his leadership skills.
He appreciated the good work done by the previous leadership noting that having an association home was not a simple task.
Silver urged members to collaborate with government, workers, employers and other stakeholders to build industrial relations.
“By doing so, we shall spend less money compensating staff on issues we can amicably resolve,” he said.
He emphasized the need for value proposition to the members and financial stability of the association.
“Without members, an association is nothing.
The association must however add value to its members.” he shared.
The Association elected; Chairperson Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha, Vice chairperson Annet Nakawunde.
Other governing members elected are: Uganda Revenue Authority Q-Sourcing Uganda,Uganda Printing Publishing Co-operation, Partners for children worldwide and WWF (Wild Wide Fund for Nature).
Silver Mugisha is the current Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Uganda.
He has over 20 years’ experience in water utility operations, international policy, research and advisory services.
He is the first African Vice President of the International water Association, Vice President (East Africa) of the Executive Board of African Water Association (AfWA); President of the Scientific and Technical Council of AfWA (2010-2014); Chairman of the WOP-Africa Programme Committee (2010-2014); member of IWA Programme Committee (2010-2012); a fellow of International Water Association (IWA); and a fellow of Netherlands SENSE Research School.