Uganda, April 30 -- The Society of Professional Physical Planners of Uganda (SPPPU) has a new leadership which has promised "to ensure that the majority of its professions are absorbed into public service to ensure proper development of the country."

The new leadership came in through an April 26, 2024 election organised by the Society's interim council, which was put in place by government in June 2023 after the enactment of the Physical Planners' Registration Act, 2023.

Charles Nampendho won the election to head the nine-member council for the next three years after obtaining 132 votes, defeating his rival Prof John Barugahare who obtained 79 votes.

Speaking to Monitor after the election, Nampendho highlighted that his first priority...