DEFENCE MINISTER INAUGURATES NEW NEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS.Micheal Emetu
The Minister of State for Defence (General Duties) Hon Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola has this morning inaugurated the new Board of Directors of the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), the commercial and business arm of the Ministry of Defence and Vetaran Affairs/Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces. The ceremony was held at the NEC head office in Bugolobi,Kampala.
The National Enterprise Corporation whose mission is to produce and provide goods and services for the benefit of the defence forces and the general public carries out business through its Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures.
In his remarks,Hon. Okello Engola, noted that NEC has since inception been able to expand its capacity from being the traditional manufacturer of military hardware to new ventures in fields like agriculture, manufacturing, health services, engineering and construction.
Hon Engola called upon the new Board to work closely with the management of NEC so as to deliver the objectives of the Corporation.
“A joint work and close link between the Board and Management will therefore generate synergies that are fundamental to meeting the objectives of the Corporation.” Hon. Engola emphasized.
In his remarks, the Board Chairman Gen (Rtd) Joram Mugume thanked the members of the outgoing Board for a job well done especially in increasing the capacity of the Corporation and collaboration between NEC and Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
He called upon the new Board members to maintain and further improve on the pace set by the outgoing Board. He thanked the NEC Managing Director Lt Gen James Mugira and entire management team for the excellent working relationship which enabled the Corporation achieve its objectives.
The New Board Members are Gen (Rtd) Joram Mugume (chairman), Prof Charles Kwesiga, Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu, Lt Gen Charles Otema Awany, Maj Gen Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi, Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda, Brig Gen Peter Chandia, Mr. Francis Ngabirana Kahirita, Mr. Isaac Musasizi, Dr. Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, Dr. Joshua Mutambi, Mr. Hannington Ashaba and Lt Gen James Mugira.