State House Comptroller Mrs Lucy Nakyobe-Mbonye told workers at the President’s residence that a lot of gaps had been observed especially in the implementation of decisions.
She noted that their management would only be meaningful if it went hand in hand with better leadership.
“Whatever we can put right, we shall put right. We need to work as a team and have all staff on board to ensure that we effective serve the Presidency. You must mix leadership and management because these go hand in hand, ” she said.
Nakyobe-Mbonye was yesterday speaking at the closure of a four day Leadership and Supervisory Skills course for the State House Senior and Middle Managers organized by State House at the Uganda Management Institute in Kampala. The course was attended by 45 State House managers.
“We had challenges of implementation, each time we would agree on issues but people would not implement them. With this training, I urge you to ensure proper supervision of staff, coaching and mentoring at all levels. When you supervise well, everything goes well. Work as a team in order to deliver the best results. What makes a person is the individual’s attitude.” She said.
Nakyobe-Mbonye urged staff to pass on the knowledge they have acquired to their subordinates and said she was optimistic that State House was going to be the best institution from now onwards.
The course was the first of its kind for managers. The Comptroller later awarded certificates to the participants.
The Director General of UMI Dr. James Nkata said the training helps build harmonious work relations and that he was glad that State House has prioritized training and capacity building.
“Here, we emphasize practical skills because we deal with practical people,” he said. He said that UMI wants the Presidency to succeed through the skills provided and that working for the Presidency means working as a team.
The representative of the participants, Hajji Captain Abby Mukwaya commended State House administration for initiating the training and for its efforts in solving most of the challenges faced by the institution.
“This is a new phase in State House. You have now created a team to match you, your speed and your aspirations,” he said.