Kampala – The Under Secretary in the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Nkeramihigo Julius has asked newly recruited public servants to aspire to be part of the solutions if they are to have a meaningful career ahead of them.
Nkeramihigo was officiating the opening of a one-week induction training workshop organized by the Ministry at the Uganda Institute of Communication and Technology in Nakawa.
The recruits into the public service specifically the Communication and Technology sector were from the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Lands and Urban Development, Mulago Specialised Women’s Hospital, Education Service Commission, Judiciary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Information Technology Hub in Nakawa among others.
These include Data Network Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers, System administrators, Communicationofficers, Informationscientists, Information Technology Officers, and Information System Officers.
The induction training covered a wide range of topics that among others included, the institutionalization of the Communications and Technology sector in Ministries, Departments, and agencies from the Human Resource perspective, the institutionalism process of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, performance management, and performance appraisal in public service, practical filling of performance appraisal forms, taking Oaths and its implications in the public service standing orders and career guidance progression in the public service.
Other topics included discipline and disciplinary machinery and procedures in the public service, Basic concept of record management and information management, Terms and conditions of service in the public service, clinical overview of Advanced HIV Disease (AHD), code of conduct in the public service, Financial planning, talent identification and management, succession planning, Health and safety at the workplace, Government Communication, customer care, and Public Relations.
Nkeramihigo noted that as a way of preparing oneself for a meaningful career, it is a prerequisite for a public servant to cultivate and maintain a positive attitude towards work, an aspect that will enable them to solve problems as opposed to being part of them.
He added that with a positive attitude, all the other aspects that produce good results at the workplace like obedience, courage, and determination, improving one’s skills, self-confidence, inspiration and motivation, tenacity and resilience will be achieved.
As a public service principle the participants took the official Oath and the Oath of secrecy.
While addressing the trainees, the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resource Management at the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Judith Odoi asked public servants to work hard and get Government forms of appreciation like public praise, letters of appreciation, mementos, medals, salary increments, among others.
Ministry of ICT and National Guidance was created with a mandate to provide strategic leadership and supervision in ICTs and National Guidance for sustainable development.