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Makerere gives illegal occupants one month to leave her land

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Makerere University has ordered the illegal occupants to vacate her land at Kabanyolo, Katalemwa, Makindye and Katanga in one month. In a letter dated 15th October 2015, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe instructed all persons who encroached on the University land to vacate it with immediate effect.

Touring the aforementioned land on 15th October 2015, the University’s Senior Legal Officer, Mr. Goddy Muhumuza said: “The letter indicates that upon receipt of the notice, they only have one month to leave the university land. We therefore expect the illegal occupants to have left these places by 15th November 2015.”Makerere University Chief Security Officer, ASP Jackson Mucunguzi (ICSC) franked by other security officers talking to one of the tradional healers occupying the university land in Makindye.

Mr. Muhumuza pointed out that Makerere University is facing a challenge of land encroachment, which has resulted into several land disputes.He added that the institution has been to court on several occasions to secure her land from the illegal claimants.

“We have a challenge with the illegal settlers; they come and occupy the institution’s land, develop businesses on it and also construct permanent structures. When time goes by, they claim to own it. I would like to emphasize that this is Makerere University land, bought purposely for expanding university activities as well as boosting students’ practical learning,” he stressed.

The inspection team on both sides of the disputed fence. According the University Surveyor, the fence was constructed  in University land.

The Makerere University Chief Security Officer ASP Jackson Mucunguzi said that the University will tighten security on her land. Inspecting the Kabanyolo disputed land, ASP Mucunguzi noted that Makerere University  will need to fence her land to avoid more wrangles. He observed that the best way the University would safeguard her land from further encroachment by Atlas High School would be fencing the said land. “If this land was covered with a fence, it would have been difficult for the School to make extensions towards it.  I believe that putting a fence will be the first hand security. You need to protect the land to give a serious impression to people that you really do not need encroachers,” he said.

The Deputy Regional Police Commander Kampala North, SP Alfred Bangambaki said that Makerere University should collaborate with the claimants to open up land and re-demarcate the boundaries to understand the exact measurements of each party. According to him, this would bring consensus among the disputed parties.

Makerere University owns land in four places of Kampala suburbs of Katalemwa, Kabanyolo, Makindye and Katanga. This land was bought purposely to expand the university activities and boost student’s practical learning. The four places occupy 82, 551, 14, 38 acres of land respectively. The institution also owns land outside Kampala estimated to occupy more than 700 acres.

Encroachers constructing a permanent structure on University land in Katalemwa.

The team that inspected the land  comprised: Makerere University  Senior Legal officer Mr. Goddy Muhumuza, Makerere University Chief Security Officer, ASP Jackson Mucunguzi (ICSC), Deputy Regional Police Commander Kampala North SP Alfred Bangambaki (ICSC), Deputy Commandant Land Protection Unit UPF SP Charles Mutungi, OC Makerere University  ASP Graciano Nkuruziza, Detective ASP Chelimo Robert OC CIID Makerere University , Land Surveyor Ms. Awor Catherine, Pastor Grace Kityo from Makerere University  Directorate of Estates and Works and representatives from Makerere University  Public Relations Office.

Written by: Proscovia Nabatte, Mak 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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