The Government of Uganda inaugurated the Oil and Gas Sector Skills Council (OGSSC) to enhance the development of the requisite skills. The 11-member team, which includes Q-Sourcing Servtec’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Patrick Mbonye is expected to boost the development of skills that are required by the oil and gas industry as Uganda prepares for oil production.

While inaugurating the council, education ministry Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza said it will offer guidance on the required expertise in training and skilling for those intending to work in the oil and gas sector. “They will guide us on the kind of skilling needed by the trainees and those who want to work in the sector, the curriculum, equipment and infrastructure needed for training,” he added.

MEMBERS ON THE COUNCIL

Eng. Rossini Silveira – Chairperson

Betty Jackie Namubiru – National content manager

Grace Bambeera – Recruitment coordinator at the department of training and development under Total E&P

Patrick Kabahanga Mbonye
Mr. Patrick Mbonye, the chief executive officer and managing director of Q-Sourcing Servtec Uganda. On the Oil and Gas Sector Skills Council, Mbonye represents all private institutions offering oil and gas training in Uganda.

Honey Malinga– to represent the energy ministry.

Alex Asiimwe– the commissioner in charge of labour and industrial relations and productivity, will represent the gender and labour ministry.

David Mubiru Luyima- a principle education officer at the Business Technical and Vocational Education Training (BTVET) Department.

Ewen Fraser – represents the international oil and gas companies on the council.

Dr Michael Owor – represents private and public universities offering oil and gas courses in the country.

Eng. John Bosco Habomugisha – represents the interests of the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)

Eng. Justice Odong – represents all public (government) training institutions and colleges offering oil and gas courses on the council.

Mr. Kakooza said all the skills councils will work under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, which will co-ordinate skills training in the country.