Acting Principal Judge Musa Ssekaana has sworn in the new members of the National Building Review Board (NBRB) on a 3-year mandate
Emmanuel Male who replaces Architect, Enock Kibbamu and deputized by Engineer, Betty Nakamya, chairs the 16 member Board.
Section 3 of the Building Control Act, 2013 establishes the Board and section 9 of the same Act stipulates its mandate as to monitor building developments, ensure design and construction of buildings and utilities cater for persons with disabilities and oversee, inspect and monitor the operations of the building committees.
It is also the responsibility of the Board submit to the Minister reports relating to any matter under the Act, hear and determine appeals from person dissatisfied with the decisions of a building committee, determine the fees to be charged by urban and district committees for approval of plans, issuance of building and occupation permits.
Works and Transport Minister Gen.Katumba Wamala tasked the Board members to focus on finding solutions to the causes of the rampant building accidents that continue to claim lives and destroy properties.
“We want to see sanity in the building sector, where the developers, the professionals, the public and other stakeholders strictly adhere to the building laws and regulations”. Katumba emphasized.
Incoming Board Chairperson Emmanuel Male promised to investigate the pattern of the causes of the ongoing building accidents for solutions to be found.
The Executive Secretary, NBRB Eng. Flavia Bwire commended the previous Board for laying a firm foundation in monitoring supervising and regulating the building industry and pledge full loyalty to the Board.
“I pledge my full commitment and loyalty to the Board and its decisions will always be binding to the Secretariat. In the same vain I call for your guidance, support and advise. Together we shall grow and expand NBRB”. Flavia Bwire added.
The National Building Review Board (NBRB) is a corporate body under Ministry of Works and Transport established by the Building Control Act, 2013.