Two LVBC Staff Took Oath of Allegiance

The Lake Victoria Basin Commission new staff, Sebihogo Ntakiyimana Theoneste, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Isaac Nyarwaya, Principal Resource Mobilization Officer took Oath of Allegiance to the East African Community on Monday, 8th 2017 at Imperial Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya during the preparatory meeting for the Sectoral Council of Ministers on Lake Victoria Basin.


The Oath of Allegiance was taken  before the Executive Secretary, Dr Ally-Saidi Matano, Deputy Executive Secretary for Finance and Administration, Mr. Patrice Niyongabo, Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes and Project, Mr. Muramira Telly Eugene and members of the Senior Management Team.


"Taking the Oath of Allegiance is mandatory, and its regulated by article 29 of the Staff Rules and Regulations," said LVBC Human Resources Officer, Lazare Gaceke.  Legal and practical significance of the Oath was also communicated to new staff by the Commission's legal Officer, Alex Mukunzi.


"All members of staff shall take Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Secrecy," reads the East African Community Staff Rules and Regulation, specifically article 29(1).


 Mr. Muramira congratulated the new team and briefed them about the LVBC's culture and how to navigate through organizational work successfully. His message centered on matching technical knowledge with universally acceptable principle: respect.


"Technical excellence and respect are key things that will propel you to great success personally and professionally," Muramira advised.


 The Deputy Executive Secretary for Finance and Administration, Patrice Niyongabo took the opportunity to remind staff the practical meaning of taking Oath of Allegiance, noting that "you swear to not serve your home country, but the whole East African  community."


Opening the meeting, Dr Ally-Said Matano also congratulated the team and wished them a productive work at the Commission. Commending the work of  Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Team (PMET), the Executive Secretary underscored the importance of effective planning for the meeting of the Sector Council of Ministers for Lake Victoria Basin (SECOM). Planned to take place mid June 2017, SECOM  is the governing body of  Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) as stipulated in article 35 of  protocol for Sustainable Development of Lake Victoria Basin.


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