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Mak University Secretary scoops Visionaries Award

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The Makerere University Secretary, Mr. David Kahundha Muhwezi, was recognized as one of the Visionaries in an awards ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi on 6th Dec. 2013 at the Serena Hotel in Kampala. The awards ceremony, the first of its kind, set out to recognize companies and individuals who have made/are making a contribution towards realization of Uganda’s Vision 2040. This vision, as stated by Government, sets out to achieve ‘A transformed society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years.’

Mr. Muhwezi was recognised for championing good governance at Makerere University. As the first Board Secretary of the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS), he enforced compliance of contribution remittances to the Custodian and monitored the investment of funds by the Fund Managers. These efforts are highlighted in the Visionaries book; THE VISIONARIES OF UGANDA HAND BOOK, which was launched on the same day by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi.  His award certificate reads ‘In recognition of your outstanding contribution to the Nation’s Development. Your commitment towards the socio-economic transformation of Uganda has earned you this esteemed honour.’

“As the first Board Secretary, I did a lot to see that the scheme works. I also initiated the Governance Website <http://governance.mak.ac.ug> in Makerere University and I have used numerous channels to preach the ideals of good governance to both internal and external stakeholders of Makerere University,” he said in an interview about the recognition. Mr. Muhwezi worked in the Finance Department in various capacities since 1994, before rising to the position of University Secretary.

The Visionaries of Uganda Hand Book 2013He however believes that the award is for the entire University. “It is not a Muhwezi achievement but the Institution’s. The efforts that individuals put in at all levels have led to this recognition. It is a vote of confidence in us all and I take this opportunity to thank the entire team. As an Accounting Officer, I have provided oversight to the initiatives in this institution including the Presidential Initiative but a bigger team is appreciated for the successful implementation which has helped further boost donor and public confidence in Makerere University,” he asserted.

The Prime Minister challenged the organizers to profile community and social leaders who go unnoticed yet they too make contributions. “Establish a link with the national honours in the Office of the President to ensure that these are also captured. The national honors are not a preserve of politicians,” he emphasized.

Among the other people recognised included Hon. Betty Bigombe, Hon. Justice Benjamin Odoki, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prof. Badru Kateregga, Prof. Elijah Mushemezi, Dr. Kihumuro Apuuli, and Prof. Lawrence Mukiibi.  The companies recognized included Britania Industries, Roko Construction, Case Medical Centre, Butabika Hospital, Farm Support Ltd and Swift Safari Buses.

 

 

Article by Marion Alina, Public Relations Office

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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