Representatives from the EACO Secretariat
Representatives of Service Providers
Ladies and Gentlemen
May I first say what a pleasure it is for us to be hosting this regional workshop on Coaching and Mentoring organised by the East African Communications Organisation (EACO). I bring you greetings from UCC. It's also my pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful country, Uganda "The Pearl of Africa".
Ladies and Gentlemen, the importance of coaching and mentoring cannot be underestimated. Generally speaking, coaching and mentoring lead to:
• Increased job satisfaction
• Enhance skill development
• Leads to professional development
• Improve problem analysis and strategic thinking
• Develop self-esteem
This workshop, therefore, provides an opportunity to explore ways of how to use coaching and mentoring to develop our human resources so as to leverage socio-economic development of our society.
I trust we shall make the most of this workshop to find the best way forward. I urge you to discuss this important subject frankly and rationally.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I do not intend to take any more of your time, as I realise that you have a busy schedule before you.
Nevertheless, I would like to urge you to take time out of your busy schedule to socialise and explore Kampala.
Please feel at home; we shall do everything possible to make your stay in Kampala a memorable one.
With these few remarks, it is my pleasure to declare this workshop open.
Thank you for your attention.
Mr Godfrey Mutabazi
August 6, 2013