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19 November 2018Today 19 November 2018, The Directorate of Veteran Affairs Staff have been urged to exhibit professionalism and patriotism as exemplary Public Servants.
This was said during the induction training for Directorate of Veteran Affairs which brought together about 45 military and civilian staff from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs.
The Commissioner of Human Resource Mr Cox Anguzu made these remarks while opening a two weeks (19th-30th November 2018) Induction training for newly recruited Public Servants in the ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs at Civil Service College School (CSCS), Jinja.
Mr Anguzu, who represented the State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs in-charge of Veterans Hon Bright Rwamirama, said the newly recruited officers need to be oriented into the ministry in order to be equipped with information necessary to start on respective careers and enable them to effectively carry out duties for the ministry to achieve its strategic objectives.
In his speech, he said that it is important to bring staff on board and familiarize the with work practices which can accelerate the progress in the work of the ministry.
He added that the staff should be motivated enough to drive them towards achieving their goals and objectives to significantly contribute towards the effective performance of their respective functional areas.
He urged the participants to do the right thing at the right time in order to achieve success in their work.
He said that the Directorate of Veteran Affairs has a responsibility to build strategic and implementation programs that serve the military veterans, widows, and orphans of UPDF soldiers.
He went ahead to remind the officers the purpose of being in this induction as to help them to deliver improved wellbeing to the military veteran community to settle down.
Ms Savia Nankya Mugwanya, the Commissioner for Civil Service College welcomed the officers to the facility, and urged them to observe respect and diligence in order to build professionalism amongst themselves.
Ms Nankya urged the officers to build capability in order to resist certain things which are not professional and should therefore have a different mindset on what issues a public servant needs to pay attention to.
Over ten(10) modules will be covered, mainly reflecting on the general management of the public service but with special emphasis on the context of Veteran Affairs in Uganda.