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Makerere Protects Bwaise land from Encroachers

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The Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVC FA), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, has directed all encroachers on the 4.9 acres of University land located in Bwaise to vacate within two weeks. “It has been observed that there are tenants who have constructed illegal structures such as kiosks, wooden structures and all others which were not constructed by Makerere University. This is against the university policy. The purpose of this letter is to instruct you to remove all illegal structures on University land within a period of two weeks from the date of this letter,” reads part of the letter dated 31st October 2014.

The land, located in Bwaise Makerere zone1 and Banda zone along Bombo road, is to be fenced off using barbed wire and security personnel will be placed to guard it.
Part of the encroached land in Bwaise.On the above date, the University called for a meeting with all illegal occupants and the area LCI Chairperson to discuss this matter. In his submission, LCI Chairman Njuba Leo, shared that many of the illegal occupants took refuge on this land after being displaced by the construction of the Northern bypass. “In its recent clean up exercise, Kampala Capital City Authority asked these illegal occupants to vacate the University land in Bwaise and many of them obliged. But now, they are beginning to return with small businesses,” he added.

Detective Sam Paul Nabende, who is investigating this matter observed that, “there has been laxity on the side of the University by taking long without giving notice of caution to the encroachers, trespassers, illegal occupants, which gave them room to increase in number and widen business activities.” Many of these encroachers have occupied the land for not less than 20 years.

A report filed by the University Legal Officer, Goddy Muhumza on 3rd November 2014 after visiting the land, highlights a number of encroachers. One of them is Planet Petrol station, which uses part of the land as an extension for both the petrol station and provision of parking space. Other encroachers own garages, and make shift structures on the land. Some of these structures, like kiosks and other small business entities, are owned by Staff members of Makerere University.

Story by Marion Alina

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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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