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The Board

The Board

Arch. Akii MaryRose Olive

Arch. Akii MaryRose Olive

Vice Chairperson
Arch. Amunsimiire  Kenneth

Arch. Amunsimiire Kenneth

Chairman Finance And Administration Committee
Arch. Mbabazi Verna

Arch. Mbabazi Verna

Chairperson Registration And Practice Committee
Arch. Golooba Edward

Arch. Golooba Edward

Chairperson Disciplinary Committee
Arch. Kabarungi Jacintha

Arch. Kabarungi Jacintha

Chairperson Education Committee

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD & MEETINGS

In accordance with the Architects Registration Act Cap.269, the Board is comprised of six members who serve a two-year term. Four members were selected by the Uganda Society of Architects during their Annual General Meeting held on 11th November 2017, and two were appointed by the Minister, Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) on 10th January 2018. Arch. Robert Henry Kiggundu and Arch. Akii Mary Rose Olive were the ministerial appointees as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson respectively.

The following are the members of the 10th Board with their respective positions  

1.

Arch.  Robert Henry Kiggundu

Chairperson

2.

Arch. Mary Rose AKii

Vice- Chairperson

3.

Arch. Golooba Edward Kayiso

President USA

4.

Arch. Amunsimiire Kenneth

Chair, Finance & Admin Committee

5.

Arch Kabarungi Jacinta

Chair – Education

6.

Arch Mbabazi M. Verna

Member

The 11th Board has held a total of six (06) statutory board meetings including a retreat to orient the new members on the functions of the Board and sub committees as scheduled this year, with quorum achieved at every meeting. A record of attendance is available at the secretariat.

 BOARD COMMITTEES:

As an operational strategy, and in accordance with Section 29 of the Architects Registration Act CAP 269, the 11th Board can appoint committees to deal with specific matters of the Board. The committees generate and follow up on both regulatory and administrative issues between scheduled Board meetings. Committees are expected to meet at least once a month. They assist the Registrar and her secretariat to carry out their duties, and they make reports and recommendations for approval by the Board. Each committee is chaired by a Board member. The Board Committees and their membership are renewed on an annual basis. This year they were constituted as below:

Finance and Administration 

Arch Amunisimiire Kenneth                          Chairperson

Arch Turyahabwe Richard                            Member

              Registration and Practice Committee

                    Arch Mbabazi Verna                                    Chairperson

Arch Edgar Muhairwe                                  Member

Arch Amunisimiire Kenneth                          Member  

 

Disciplinary Committee (Statutory)

 

 

Arch. Golooba Edward Kayiso

Chairperson

 

Arch. Mary Rose Akii Olive

Arch. Anguyo Oce Luke

Secretary

Member

 

Arch. Bamwine Douglas

Member 

 

Arch. Rubongoya Patrick

Counsel Mark Ssessaazi

Member

 Lawyer

 

 

Education Committee

 

 

Arch. Jacinta Kabarungi

Chair person

 

Arch. Machyo Jennifer

Member and USA Representative

 

Arch. Namuganyi Lillian

Arch. Jesse Tukacungura

Member 

Member

 

 Amendment to the Architects Registration Act

The Board has proposed immediate review of the Architect Registration Act 1996. The Ministry of Justice has also written soliciting for comprehensive amendments to existing Acts, so it is imperative that the items for review in the Architect Registration Act 1996 are exhaustive through engagement with Uganda Society of Architects.

 

The Board proposes the following Amendments:

 

Item

Proposed provision

1

Revision of registration / Practicing fees for;

       a)      Local Architect

b)      Foreign Architect

c)       Temporary Registration

2

Use of the title “Architect, Architecture & Architectural”

3

Development of an Architectural Development Centre

4

Detailed provisions for the conduct of Professional Exams

5

Controls over the registration of architectural firms and Companies by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau and licensing by the Board

6

Registration of Allied Professionals

7

Augmentation of the Professional Code of Conduct to curb wrongful signature of plans, mistreatment of clients, and detailing of forms of professional misconduct.

8

Details on Staff of the Secretariat

9

Qualifications for provision of pro-bono services

10

More stringent measures to curb advertising architectural services

11

Provisions for architectural competition rules

12

Provisions for linkages with third parties - local authorities, police, procurement entities, etc.

13

Provisions for access to building sites for inspections

 

Challenges

Despite the achievements that the Board has registered during this year, it has also faced some challenges. The main ones are the inadequate support from the lines Ministry and thus inability to execute all planned activities within its national mandate and the gaps in the existing law that constrain disciplinary action.

 Looking Forward

As both architects and members of the public get more creative in giving and receiving of architectural services, more sensitization and stakeholder engagement endeavors are required to curb the attendant illegalities that occur.

 

 

 

Board Reports

Meeting Dates

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