Dear Esteemed Readers,
I am glad to present to you this second issue of the first volume of The Engineer, a joint international Journal of the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE).
Between the last edition and this one, this Journal of high professional standards has made the following strides:
The Minister of Works and Transport, under whose docket the ERB and UIPE falls, launched the maiden issue of the Journal, Vol 01 Issue 01 which ran for the period January – June 2022, on 19th August 2022. This was on the occasion of inaugurating the 19th Board of the Engineers Registration Board;
On the same occasion, the Minister launched the Journal’s website, www.theengineer.co.ug which I now welcome you to visit and utilize to read and publish information with us;
The top leadership at the ERB and UIPE has changed, but the Editorial Board has stayed to serve you;
We have produced a bigger issue than the last one, and I hope you will find that it is with improved content;
We plan to have a series of trainings in journal article writing and in the publication of engineering information for development.
As is one of the tenets of the journal, this edition has endeavored to cover all sectors of engineering and we have refrained from publishing under a designated theme in order to free writers to be innovative.
We still encourage writers to research and write about topics on how to harness locally available resources of land, materials and manpower to create products and services for the sustainable social, economic and technological development.
We also encourage institutions of higher learning, research centers and individuals researching on engineering related content to use this journal as their first-choice publication media. The journal, being ISSN registered is recognized internationally, and with content from the universities and other institutions, a lot of improvements are envisaged. We hope to reveal these in the next issues.
While we still maintain that the opinions and views in the articles are not necessarily those of the Joint Editorial Committee, we affirm that they have been selected in conformity with the professional understanding of engineering as “the application of scientific knowledge to provide solutions to problems that affect society and for the advancement of humanity”.
I wish to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Joint Editorial Committee for a strenuous but thorough job. And I extend my appreciation to the employers of the members of the Joint Editorial Committee for permitting their staff to take time off their busy schedules. I also dedicate rounds of applause to the management of 8M Construction Digest, for continuing to dedicate exemplary service in publishing this Journal.
Last but not least, I congratulate and thank all the contributing authors and all the reviewers for the high-quality articles that we have published.
Most importantly though, I thank the Almighty God, without whom nothing can be accomplished.
Wishing you pleasant reading,
Eng. Bwanga George William
Chairman, Joint Editorial Committee.