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Eng. James Nkamwesiga Appointed As New UNBS Executive Director

Eng. James Nkamwesiga Kasigwa

The Minster of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Francis Mwebesa has appointed Eng. James Nkamwesiga Kasigwa as the 5th Executive Director of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) effective 13th May, 2024.

Eng. James N. Kasigwa is an Electrical Engineer with an illustrious career, having worked with multinational corporations, private and public sectors, spanning over two decades in leadership and strategic management of expert teams in Science, Technology, Innovation, Standards and the Infrastructure Industry.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s of Science degree in Telecommunication from London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from ESAMI.

Prior to this appointment, Eng. Kasigwa has been serving as the Director Science, Technology, Innovation Regulation & Biosafety at the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, Uganda.

He also served as the Commissioner ICT Infrastructure Development at the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance.

Eng. Kasigwa substantively replaces Ebiru David Livingstone, who was forced to resign his position as UNBS ED last year over corruption allegations.

Taddewo William Senyonyi
William is a seasoned business and finance journalist. He is also an agripreneur and a coffee enthusiast.

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