The Vice President of Uganda, H.E Rtd Maj Gen Jessica Alupo, on Tuesday, officiated at the closure of a seven-day transformational leadership training for staff of Uganda Development Bank (UDB) at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi district.
UDB Managing Director, Patricia Ojangole, who welcomed the Vice President, congratulated the 109 UDB staff who graduated with certificates after completing the transformative leadership course.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Ojangole said such training is key for management and staff at the various levels within the organization as it aligns with the Bank’s mandate of supporting the government towards inspiring socio-economic development.
“At UDB, we do value staff development. Such training is a reminder of what we are supposed to do as leaders who have been entrusted to serve Ugandans,” said Ojangole.
She added: “UDBL appreciates the management and entire team at NALI for their dedication. With the knowledge shared, I am confident that you have planted seeds of patriotism that will henceforth go a long way in enabling the government to stimulate its socio-economic transformation goal.”
Felix Okoboi, the Chairman Board of Directors, said their staff have left NALI energized, renewed with purpose and more focused.
“We look forward to seeing how they will contextualize and apply what they have learnt within the national context,” he noted.
While officiating the ceremony, Vice President Jessica Alupo congratulated the UBD team upon completing the training.
“The training at NALI is intended to produce leaders who are ideologically consciousness, especially of the elements of national ideology including patriotism, pan-Africanism, socio-economic transformation and democracy.”
She went on: “With this ideological orientation, we are developing leaders who are knowledgeable about the dynamics of society as we aspire to attain middle-income status. I, therefore, commend UDB leadership for considering this training for your staff given the critical role that you play in the socio-economic transformation of this country.”
She commended UDB for its service to the country noting that they play a critical role in Uganda’s development.
“I am sure that the training which took place at NALI will expand their outlook and propel greater service to Ugandans. I applaud the bank leadership for taking this step.”
She added: “I encourage your staff to put all that they have learnt into action because UDB plays a fundamental role in an effort to achieve vision 2040.”
On his part, the Director NALI, Brig. General Charles Kisembo, commended UDB for collaborating with the Institute to train its staff.
“The trainings at NALI are designed to build patriotism for our country, as well as an avenue to mentor resilient leaders who will support the country towards achieving growth through the stewardship of the various individuals or organizations that hold positions of influence within public service,” he said.
The two-week leadership training is aimed at facilitating and developing quality leaders who will stimulate Uganda’s socio-economic transformation while building a culture of leadership discipline and service beyond self, cultivating a culture of patriotism and commitment.
Some of the topics that were covered during the training included; Uganda’s potential and endowment, mindset change, public service and thinking as a tool of analysis, among others.
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