Mbarara Hospital staff trained on Human Capital Management

The staff at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) on Tuesday concluded a two-day training on Capital Management System (CMS) conducted by the Ministry of Public Service.

Mr. Pius Emojong, MRRH's Principal Human Resource Officer demonstrates to Dr. Wasswa Salongo MRRH Senior Consultant Gynecologist and Mr. Darren Musoke the Hospital's Internal Auditor how the HCM system operates. Photo Credit [MRRH Public Relations Unit]

MBARARA, UGANDA: The staff at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) on Tuesday concluded a two-day training on Capital Management System (CMS) conducted by the Ministry of Public Service.

The training comes at a time when the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Public Service announced the automation of Human Resource Management functions and business processes in the Public Service.

This literary means that traditional functions of human resources such as recruitment, training, performance management, and compensation among others will be conducted electronically.

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Speaking at the training which climaxed today with the hospital management and senior staff members, Mr Allan Muhereza the Commissioner of Human Resource Management Systems at the Ministry of Public Service notes that the system will bring efficiency and transparency to government institutions.

Mr Muhereza adds that the system gives opportunity to the employee to track his or her performance, and retirement progress among others.

“If you are six months away from your retirement, the system computes your retirement benefits and tells you how much you the amount of money you have without”, he said.

Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital Staff Trained on Human Capital Management System

Mr Allan Muhereza, Commissioner of Human Resource Management at MoPS during the training session at MRRH Canteen. Photo Credit [MRRH Public Relations Unit]

CMS also helps the institution through human resource department to improve the productivity of employees by identifying staff and retooling them in areas that need improvement.

Further, the system presents a catalogue of tools required by human resource managers to point out gaps hindering the performance of some staff.

Pius Emojong, the MRRH Principal Human Resource Officer pledges to support the staff to undergo further training on how to use the new system.

Mr Pius appeals to staff of MRRH to be positive about new developments at a time when the country is undergoing digital transformation. 

However, Mr. Emojong noted that in the recent times, the hospital employees have not found a lot of hurdles to master new systems.

This, he attributes it to the support from USAID Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital Strengthening Activity which has built its capacity through periodic user training.

Mr. Ojom Francis, the Senior Hospital Administrator at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital calls on the trainees to continue with the practice in order to master the operation of the modules on the system.

From left: Dr Deus Twesigye, Senior Consultant General Surgeon, Dr Francis Mugabi, Consultant Public Health, Mrs Lilian Madame, Principal Occupational Therapist, Halson Kagure, Public Relations Officer and Abubaker Kakaire, Principal Orthopedist paying attention to detail during the training. Photo Credit: [MRRH Public Relations Unit]

Halson Kagure, the Hospital Public Relations Officer says through the office of the Principal Human Resource Officer, they would organize other trainings.

“The system has already been rolled out in about 60 Ministries, Local Governments, and Departments among others. I believe employees there are already acquainted with the system.  We have to admit that we are in the World of technological advancement and therefore we can’t remain static”, said Kagure.

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According to him, this is in line with the country’s 2040 vision which looks at exploring more opportunities in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector to transform the country into one of the fastest-growing populations on the African continent.

The concept of human capital dates way back in the 1950s at a time when computing was changing the landscape of conducting business. This, was after economic experts discovered the need to equip industrialists with specific skills required to contribute to the growth of the company or institution.

As the world was experiencing a technology boom or rapid technological change characterized by the internet in the 1990s which has since eased the way of getting the best out of employees by employers and managers.

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