Civil Service College opens in September
Publish Date: Jul 21, 2014
Civil Service College opens in September
The front view of the Civil Service College- Uganda in Jinja. Photo/Francis Emorut
  • mail
  • img

By Francis Emorut

The Civil Service College-Uganda building under construction on Kisinja Road in Jinja is in its final stages of completion.

The Chinese are working like bees to beat the deadline of August because President Museveni, the architect of the College, is expected to open the building in September according to officials at the ministry of public service.

(Photos by Francis Emorut)

Minister Abraham Byandala inspecting the Civil Service College-Uganda in Jinja

As an advance team the Minister of Works and Transport, Abraham Byandala, visited the site and inspected the ongoing works and was impressed with the progress so far.

He however wondered whether the right tiles were used for the floor as he noticed some cracks during the inspection.

He also complained of the water drainage system saying it was too close to the entrance of the administration building.

The state of art building has a teleconference room and conference facilities.

The security lights have already been installed.

The sh48.8b project is being funded by World Bank and constructed by China Railway Jianchang Engineering Company Limited.

The first phase, which is administration block, costs sh8b while residential buildings will cost sh40.8b.

The Civil Service College-Uganda (CSCU) was established in 2010 under the ministry of public service as a component of World Bank to enhance performance in public service.

According to Jane Kyarisiima-Mwesiga, the commissioner of human resource development in the ministry of public service, the college was established as an in-service training centre.

It’s meant to train public servants with the aim of being a centre of excellence in service delivery and economic development.

“The public servants' work attitudes will be reshaped and make them more productive in innovation and policy development. Every new recruited public officer has to go through induction at the college,” Mwesiga said.

The College is currently housed at National Fisheries Resources Research Centre on Oboja Road.

The facility, when completed, will accommodate 500 public officers; 300 residents and 200 non- residents.

The Members of Parliament this time round will be proved wrong because at the time they claimed the College was ghost (never existed).

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
KCCA readies Kampala for papal visit
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has recruited over 600 support staff to assist workers charged with beautifying the city and maintaining neatness during Pope Francis''s visit starting tomorrow...
MPs okay National Youth Service and Internship Programme
Parliament has passed a motion calling on the Government to establish the National Youth Service and Internship Programme...
Thousands attend pope
Kenyan Catholic leaders are expecting over a million people to attend an open-air mass led by Pope Francis in the capital Nairobi Thursday, the first full day of his Africa tour....
MPs approve Kivejinja appointment
Almost a decade ago during his stint as minister for presidency, veteran politician, Kirunda Kivejinja, tongue-in-cheek, told the press that the only job he knows is that of being a cabinet minister...
Kenya declares Thursday public holiday for prayers
November 26 has been declared a public holiday and a national day of prayer and reflection, coinciding with Pope Francis' tour of Nairobi...
Govt asked to make good urban design and planning
Housing expert Robert van Kats from The Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA) has asked government and housing investors to consider developing quality affordable houses whose large market has not been served...
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter