For the last two years and two months, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) has been having an Acting Executive Director, Mr. James Musinguzi. This came about after the Executive Director then, Dr. Andrew Seguya was transferred to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Executive Director.
This state of affairs came to an end beginning 1st February, 2013, when the UWEC Board of Trustees confirmed and appointed Mr. James Musinguzi as the Executive Director of UWEC. This was done after the Board did a One to One Appraisal of Mr. James Musinguzi which yielded positive results. Also, a 360 degrees appraisal of Mr. James Musinguzi involving all staff members was conducted and the results were immensely impressive. The Board analyzed a two year performance report by the Ag. Executive Director as well as a six month report which was compiled by one of the Board members who was appointed as a Care taker in the first 6 months of Mr. James Musinguzi’s acting tenure as Executive Director.
It was observed that James performed exceptionally well beyond expectations. The Board confirmed and appointed him as the Executive Director for the next 5 years. He has put together a strong team that has achieved a number of milestones including massive publicity and achievements locally, regionally and internationally. The Centre’s Financial Performance has also improved steadily. These are among many other achievements including awards received by UWEC.
Mr. James Musinguzi is an Executive Committee member and accredited Auditor of the African Association of Zoos and Aquariums and has been working at UWEC for the last seven years.He joined UWEC as an Education Officer in 2006 from Mbarara University of Science and Technology where he was a Guild President and studied a Masters degree in Conservation Biology, a Post Graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management, a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education. He also acquired a certificate in Public Administration and Management and Strategic Procurement and Logistics Management from Makerere University, Kampala. He also holds a certificate in Management from Uganda Management Institute in Kampala. He has accomplished a number of other Certificates.
We congratulate him most heartily and look forward to a more fruitful tenure in office.