Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /usr/www/users/urnnet/a/story.php on line 43
HR Managers Ask Parliament to Fasttrack Human Resource Management Bill :: Uganda Radionetwork
Breaking

HR Managers Ask Parliament to Fasttrack Human Resource Management Bill

The Bill proposes offenses which include fraudulent and incorrect entry to the professionals' register; fraudulent procurement of one or another person to be registered; and knowingly making false statements which mislead with a view of gaining advantage, concession, or privilege.
14 Apr 2024 11:30
Minister Anyakun together with the new leaders of the Association of Human Resource Managers.

Audio 3

 

Parliament has been asked to Fast track the Human Resource Management Professionals Bill of 2023  which among others seeks to regulate the conduct of Human Resource professionals in the country.

According to the President of Human Resource Managers  Association of Uganda Ronald Bbossa, they want the law passed before  the end of next year to enable the deal with  cases of mismanagement of human resources at different places of work.

He said once the Bill is passed into an Act, every person doing Human Resource Management will annually subscribe and get a license to work and that there will be a Governing Council as a regulatory body  which will also protect the Managers.

/Cue in: "Wesanga Kati wetuli...

Cue out: ..kumulimu ogwo."//

Luganda Audio.

//Cue in: "Traditionally, the person...  

Cue out: is actually handled."//

The Member of Parliament Representing the Workers Margaret  Rwabushaija said that when she visited the Industrial Court recently, she found that there is a huge backlog of cases most of which arise from decisions made by Human Resource Managers.

Rwabushaija said that the profession has been infiltrated by incompetent and non qualified people who studied professions which have nothing to do with management of people and their resources and as such, some citizens are suffering at their expense.

She noted that at the visit to Court, she was informed of 1,500 cases which were all about worker's  complaints and if the bill is not fastracked, many of them can even die without getting justice or benefiting from the courts of law.

State Minister for Labor Esther Anyakun appealed to the Human Resource Managers to always exercise their duties with empathy and strength, saying that at times they make irrational decisions without first putting themselves in the shoes of the people they are making decisions against.

//Cue in: "And being a ...

Cue out: ...understand their issues."//

She noted that  management of people is not easy giving an example that her first job  was as a Hospital Administrator but some of the health workers would fail to report to work and business would go on stand still yet people needed services. She emphasized thus that  Human Resource Managers need to improve the lives of people as they embrace humanity.

These officials made the remarks on Friday  while officiating  at the  Swearing in Ceremony of  New  Human Resource Managers Association  leaders in Kampala.

Those who have taken oath before former Uganda Law Society President Francis Gimara are:

The Association's  President Ronald Kibuuka Bbossa , Vice President Esther Regina Nampijja , Secretary General  Leticia Iguma,  Director Public Relations and Marketing Moses Waiswa , Director Finance  Joyce Nakalema , Director Programs  Emmanuel Otim , Director Professional Development Andrew S. Kawesa, Student Representative Angel Ayebazibwe and three Committee members Daniel K Tugume, Joseph Rwabutomize and Innocent Dawa.

In August 2023, MP Rwabushaija was granted leave to  introduce  a Private Members Bill before Parliament following  complaints that there have been cases of mismanagement of human resources at different places of work because there is no regulatory body, something the Professionals wants to change with the enactment of the law.

The draft Bill seeks the establishment of the Human Resource Management Institute.

If enacted by the law, the Institute  among others will be charged with establishing and enforcing professional standards and ethics for Human Resource Managers; registering all eligible Human Resource Managers; registering all Human Resources Management consulting firms; conducting professional examinations; and, promoting and protecting the interests of these professionals.

Clause 45 of the Bill proposes offenses which include fraudulent and incorrect entry to the professionals' register; fraudulent procurement of one or another person to be registered; and, knowingly making false statements which mislead with a view of gaining advantage, concession, or privilege. A person convicted for any of these offenses would be handed a fine of UGX 20million or a jail term not exceeding 2 years or both.