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Mak Retirees urged to be Passionate about Investment

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Makerere University Staff Retirees have been advised to actively engage in small scale businesses so as to generate more income for self-sustainability. According to Dr. Gabriel Elepu, a Senior Lecturer at College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), investing in small scale businesses will help retirees to constructively utilize their pension money to improve their standards of living.

Converging in the Makerere University Main Hall on 29th January 2015 for the 17th Annual General Meeting of Makerere University Pensioners’ Association (MUPA), Mak staff retirees were given vital tips on how to start up and sustain small scale businesses.

In his presentation Dr. Elepu shared that developing an idea and drafting a business plan are the essential elements of starting up a business. He therefore advised them to imitate the life of an entrepreneur if they are to increase their income and improve their social welfare.

“Starting up a business does not depend on how much capital you have, but rather on how better you can utilize the available capital to generate profits. A good business man should have a fundamental idea with an entrepreneurial mind. Always focus on how much you have in your pockets; don’t wait to amass millions and millions of money in order to start up a business. Even those successful businesses you admire started from a humble background,” he advised.

Dr. Elepu also noted that, in order for owners to successfully reap from their businesses, they have to be fast learners, hardworking, and ready to bear risks. He cautioned retirees against poor management and lack of passion as these were the main reasons behind the collapse of many businesses.

“I therefore recommend you to always start up businesses out of strong reasons. Have passion for the business then proper management will follow. Failure to have love for your business will lead to a poor management system,” Dr. Elepu added.

In his speech the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu appreciated the considerable strides made by Makerere University towards clearing outstanding payments for retirees. He therefore called upon them to continuously and tirelessly support the University management so that their needs are catered for in a timely manner.

“In spite of the limited resource envelope, we committed resources to pay Commuted Pensions Gratuity (CPG) for the period of 1996 to March 2009. However,  the Pension Office has a list of a few people who have not been paid due to lack of bank details while others have since passed on and the office doesn’t have the names of the administrators of their estates. I request the MUPA Board of Trustees to work with Pension Office to ensure that these outstanding payments are also cleared,” the Vice Chancellor remarked.

“I would like to assure you that Makerere University recognizes and appreciates the contributions and efforts of all retirees to the progress of our University. This is why all efforts are being made to ensure that there exists a cordial working relationship between the institution and MUPA. Our goal is mutual and this is to ensure that retirees of Makerere University live with dignity after years of serving for the good of this premier institution,” he added.

 

Story by:  Prossy Nabatte, Intern-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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