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Makerere Co-operative elects new office bearers

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Members of the Makerere University Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society Limited (MUMCS) held their first Annual General Meeting on 17th October 2014, during which they elected new office bearers. They agreed that all those who were serving on the interim committee retain their positions and the unoccupied positions be filled. The following are the new office bearers: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe:  Chairperson; Dr. Muhammad Musoke Kiggundu: Vice Chairperson; Dr. Winston Tumps Ireeta: Secretary; Dr. John Mulindwa Kitayimbwa: Treasurer; Olive Mbabazi: Publicity Secretary; Prof. Jacob G. Agea: Chairperson Investments Committee; Betty N. Kirenga: Chairperson Audit Committee; Scovia Prossy Namuyaba: Chairperson Finance and Administration Committee; Assoc. Prof. Lawrence Mugisha: Chairperson, Credit Committee.

Members of MUMCS at the meetingThe Chairperson, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe was optimistic that the cooperative will grow and become a big society in the very near future. 22 of the 51 fully registered members were in attendance. The Secretary, Dr. Winston Tumps Ireeta, reported that the Cooperative had a balance of 9m on its active DFCU bank account. He observed that there is need for more members to join and reap from this highly promising venture. “The process of getting the deduction code for the monthly subscriptions is almost complete. I encourage members to continue paying their monthly subscriptions directly to the bank until the deduction code is fully operational,” he added. Monthly deductions of at least 50,000/= are made by all subscribed members.

In the reactions, members recommended that MUMCS invites resource persons to share key lessons on investments and savings. They also recommended that MUMCS initiates its own rules and regulations and owns an independent office for smooth operations. The Vice Chairperson, Dr. Kiggundu Musoke, informed the meeting that he was closely following up a request made to His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni to give MUMCS a boost in capital funds. To generate more income for MUMCS, ten thousand (10,000) shares are to be floated each at 50,000/=. These will be available to registered members to buy. MUMCS was started at the beginning of this year, 2014 with the aim of helping Makerere University staff save as well as invest as a community to better their welfare.

To join MUMCS, one is required to first of all be a member of Staff of Makerere University. Secondly, he/she then fills in the application and designation of beneficiary forms. Membership is 50,000/= and one has to buy at least one share at 50,000/=. The forms can be requested from Dr. Ireeta on ireeta@cns.mak.ac.ug or can be picked from Ms. Olive Mbabazi in the DVC(F&A)’s office.

Article by Seretariat, MUMCS.

A cross section of MUMCS members at the meeting

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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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