By Musa Sabir

The number of registered engineers in the country to legally practice the engineering profession in different sectors is very low.

This was revealed during The Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers annual dinner held in West Nile region under the theme; “Unlocking the potential of Engineers to move Uganda forward”.

Peter Lating Okidi, the Keynote Speaker at the function says, the number of registered engineers is too meager to solve the problems of development in the country.

According to the President of the institution, Vincent Ochwo, many of the engineers are not registered because there is no structured training.

But he says with the support of partners, they will be able to carry out registration of engineers who have been in the field for quite a long time.

However, Hassan Said Nyinya, the Chairperson of West Nile Development Association asked the engineers to protect the image of their profession by doing good works.

The Engineers Registration Act Cap 271 provides that, for an engineer to practice in Uganda, one must be a member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers and must be registered with Engineers Registration Board. End