The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Frank Tumwebaze has appointed seven new members to the Veterinary Board.
The members are tasked with immediate role to restore professionalism following outcries from the public according to the Minister.
Minister said, the appointment is in line with section 2(1) of the Veterinary Surgeons Act, CAP 227.
The seven appointees include; Dr. Mark Nuwagaba as the Board Chairperson, Dr. Kasirye Florence, Nambasa Masembe, Dr. Ndifuna Abdul-l-Nuru, Dr. Samule George Okech, Dr. Maureen Nanziri Mayanja, Dr. Kakungulu James, and Dr. Kiconco Dorris as members.
Dr. Kabibule Daniel, the President of the Uganda Veterans Association (UVA) welcomed the appointment and offered to work with them closely.
“The executive committee hereby confirms its commitment to work with the board for the betterment of our beloved profession,” Dr . Kabibule said.
He called upon members to rally behind the newly constituted board in ensuring the promotion training, ethics, and professionalism.
Other roles of the Board are to conduct registration of professionals and their premises of the practices, establishment of standards for training, practice, and professional conduct of veterinary professionals, providing guidance and support for continuing professional development programs and community education among others.
The Uganda Veterinary Board is the professional regulatory body established by an Act of Parliament (The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1958, Cap 277).
It is composed of a team of seven veterinarians holding good reputation in the country.
They are appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries with the approval of the Cabinet.
Its major mandate is to ensure that animal health services are offered by qualified, registered, and licensed veterinary professionals under their regulatory supervision.