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Makerere Honours President Museveni, H.E. Rashid M. Kawawa (posthumous)

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  • 14 Dec 2010 - 11:33am
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True to the African adage that rain is a sign of good luck; dawn broke on this 12th Day of the 12th Month of the year 2010 with rain-laden clouds stretching as far as the eye could see.

On this historical day, Makerere University would not only honour one but two of Africa’s most illustrious leaders.

Hon. Rukikaire addresses the congregationHis Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni received an Honorary Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) of Makerere University, in respect of his outstanding achievements and exceptional contribution to the advancement of humanity; in particular his commitment to Agricultural modernisation and value addition, Education, Science, Technology, Innovative leadership and Women Empowerment.

Additionally, His Excellency Mzee Rashid Mfaume Kawawa was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) of Makerere University posthumously, as he unexpectedly passed away on 31st December 2009, a few days shy of receiving his award at the 60th Graduation ceremony of Makerere University in January 2010. As such, the award of the Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees was postponed to this day, in respect of the memory of the late Mzee Rashid Mfaume Kawawa.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addresses the congreation after his confermentThe Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba’s speech was brief and centered on the role of higher education. He expressed hope that the salaries of Scientists as well as academic staff would be enhanced as budgeted for in the 2010-2011 financial year and that the Government of Uganda would invest more in research and development. He then recognized the President’s contribution to the Nation of Uganda “Your Excellency the President, It is because of your outstanding achievements as President of the Republic of Uganda that Makerere University unanimously resolved to award you an Honorary Doctor of Laws.”

In his remarks, Hon. Matthew Rukikaire the Chairman Makerere University Council thanked H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and the Government of Uganda for creating an enabling environment that has fostered sustainable national development in Uganda, “In particular, I wish to applaud Your Excellency for Government support to Makerere University, and for the stability and peace we have experienced,” added Hon. Rukikaire.

Hon. Rukikaire extolled the President for his support to Innovations at Makerere, the most popular being “The Kiira –EV” Uganda’s first electric car, thus named on the recommendation of President Museveni.

Professor Mondo Kagonyera in his usual oratory way expressed his gratefulness to the President for his personal commitment to supporting scientific and technological innovations at Makerere University.

Click here to see the event in pictures 

Pictures courtesy Nelson Wesonga & Moturi Joshua

 

Downloads 

Speech by the Chancellor MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Speech by the Chairman Council MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Speech by the Vice Chancellor MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Citation for H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

Citation for H.E Mzee Rashid Mfaume Kawawa MS Word Version, PDF Version, Postscript Version

 

Audio

Speech by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Part 1 of 3, Part 2 of 3, Part 3 of 3

Speech by the Chancellor Part 1 of 1

Speech by the Chairman Council Part 1 of 1

Speech by the Vice Chancellor Part 1 of 1

Acceptance Speech by Ms.Rehema Kawawa Part 1 of 1

 

Video

Makerere Youtube Channel

 

 

 

 

mwamai@admin.mak.ac.ug, Public Relations Office

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