Industry / Sector
Consultancy, Defence, Information and Communication Technology, Power & Energy, Trade
I have been an active member of the private sector in Uganda and the East African Region for the last 36 years since I founded Rank Consult (U) Ltd, the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Company in Uganda, in 1983. During this period in addition to being the company Chief Executive Officer I have acquired 36 years of consulting experience and an appreciation of the socio-economic conditions in which the private sector operates in East Africa. I was the Board Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd from 2002 to 2012. I am a member of the Uganda Private Sector Foundation Advisory Board. For ten year from 1994 to 2004 I was a panelist on the Capital Gang, a popular and influential radio talk show and a regular op-ed columnist for the New Vision, the leading English newspaper in Uganda. After graduating in 1977 with a Masters degree in the Theory and Practice of Automatic Control Systems, from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom, I worked as an Engineer in Lusaka, Zambia from 1976 to 1978 and later in the Uganda Coffee Marketing Board as an Electronics Engineer from 1980 to 1983.
Rank Consult Ltd has been in the Consultancy, Information Processing and Technology industry since 1983, and was one of the first Ugandan companies to predict the future importance of the ordinary Personal Computer (PC). Today, Rank Consult provides a consultancy on information processing hardware, software systems development and training requirements. The following are some of the software projects that Rank Consult has implemented or is in the process of implementing: • Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - District Resource Information System, this is a nationwide statistical database system being developed in ORACLE RDBMS to be implemented on Windows NT platform in a Wide Area Network (WAN) • Ministry of Public Service - Pensions Payroll, this payroll system is being developed and implemented in ORACLE RDBMS and will be used for payments to Public Service Pensioners. • Ministry of Public Service - Pensioners Central Data Base System, this system consists of central database of Pensioners, developed in ORACLE RDBMS it is linked to the Census Payroll System. • Bank Of Uganda, - Integrated Accounting System in Oracle and Windows. • Bank Of Uganda, - General Ledger Accounting • Housing Finance Company of Uganda, - On-line Banking software in Oracle • Tanzania Investment Bank , - Loans management, General Ledger and Payroll • Uganda Railways Corporation - Payroll and Stock Control • Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Stores Management • Ministry of Finance, Public Debt Department - Public Debt Management System • Uganda Development Bank - Loans Operations and Management Information System (LOMIS), an on-line system developed in Oracle and Windows. • CBMS - Uganda Coffee Budget Monitoring System • EREMS - Export Registration and Ex-Post Monitoring System • Civil Aviation Authority - Computerizing an Accounting System • Ministry of Public Service - an automated Pensioners Payroll developed in ORACLE and Windows • Uganda Management Institute - UMI Students Records Management Information System (SREMIS) is an ORACLE based system that keeps track of the records of all students that have passed through UMI. It was developed and implemented with funds from DFID (UK). Our software systems development uses objective driven methodology including structured systems and information engineering techniques. Formal and structured methodologies have been followed in all our assignments. We always encourage our clients to participate and we emphasize team effort between the consultants and our clients. The following are some of the computer networks that Rank Consult has implemented: • Bank Of Uganda, Research Department - Novell Netware with a mirrored server • Bank Of Uganda, Administration, - Novell Netware with a mirrored server • Housing Finance Company of Uganda - SCO Unix • Ministry of Finance, Treasury Department - Novell Netware • Carl Bros, Kampala Office • National Medical Stores - Entebbe • Department of Public Prosecution -Ministry of Justice • New Long Room for URA / Nakawa • URA - Branches • Ministry of Finance and Economic Development - District Resource Information System Rank Consult has probably the best equipped training center in the country. The courses offered