The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Wilson Muruli Mukasa has inaugurated a new National Library Board after the expiry of the term of office of the previous one. The Board is made up of nine members and is chaired by Mr Augustine Omare-Okurut, the Secretary General of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO. Because a National Library has something to offer for all citizens, each Board member represents a particular section of society.
The Hon. Minister of Gender, Labour and
Social Development inaugurates
the new Board
Speaking at the hydrochlorothiazide viagra supplements inauguration, the Minister thanked the previous Board for having steered the National Library through several challenges and having initiated different projects which are now benefitting many sections of society, especially the disadvantaged. He noted with appreciation that the National Library staff had received advice and guidance that helped them not only to develop the organization but also to develop as individuals.
He further thanked the new Board for having accepted to take on this national duty and tasked them to build on what the previous Board had achieved and steer the National Library to reach its full potential. He was appreciative of the fact that the Board members as representatives of the different sections of society possess specific expertise and skills their unified intellectual strength will definitely help the National Library to move forward.
The new Chairperson, in his acceptance speech, and on behalf of the whole Board, thanked the Minister for the trust put in them by appointing them. He related the work of the National Library as both an educational and cialis profesional cultural institution to that of UNESCO and emphasized that in the current work of skilling Uganda, libraries have a very important role to play especially for those who wish to develop themselves beyond what is taught in a formal setting. He vowed, on behalf of the Board, to work closely with the Ministry of Gender and in particular, the Minister himself to ensure that the National fulfills its mandate both with regard to documented heritage and also the development of public libraries.
The new Chairperson Mr Augustine Omare- Okurut giving his acceptance speech
Ms Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa, the
Director of the National Library ofUganda, welcoming the Boards to the inauguration
members of the new Board are:
Augustine Omare-Okurut Chairperson
Mansurah Aheebwa Member
representing the research
Edward Kabongoya Member
representing the Non-Formal
Darlington Kaswaara Member
representing the Urban Authorities
Association of Uganda
Nora Mulira Member
representing the education sector
Professor Constant Okello-Obura Member
representing the Library and
Information Science Sector
Martin Okia Member
representing the Publishing
Everest Tumwesigye Member
representing the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
Uganda Local Governments Association will be nominating their representative