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Mr. Henry Mwebe appointed Director, Legal Affairs

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  • 17 Apr 2018 - 9:36am
  • By Proscovia Nabatte
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L-R,Makerere University Secretary Mr. Charles Barugahare,the outgoing Acting Director of Makerere University Directorate of Legal Affairs Canon Goddy Muhanguzi Muhumuza, the newly appointed substantive Director Mr. Henry Mwebe and the Director of Internal Audit  Mr. Walter Yorac Nono.

On 16th April 2018, the outgoing Acting Director of Makerere University Directorate of Legal Affairs Canon Goddy Muhanguzi Muhumuza handed over office to the newly appointed substantive Director Mr. Henry Mwebe. The handover ceremony took place at the Directorate of Legal Affairs and was presided over by Makerere University Secretary Mr. Charles Barugahare who is the immediate supervisor of the Directorate.  It was witnessed by Mr. Walter Yorac Nono-the Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Ssanyu Lawrence representing the Acting Director of Human Resource, staff from the Directorate of Legal Affairs and Makerere University Public Relations office.

Mr. Henry Mwebe was officially appointed substantive Director of Legal Affairs on 6th April 2018. On behalf of the Management and the entire University Community, the Makerere University Secretary Mr. Charles Barugahare thanked Canon Goddy Muhanguzi Muhumuza for the outstanding service rendered the Directorate since its inception.

“With your dedication as Acting Director for two years and five months, the Directorate of Legal Affairs has witnessed several achievements. This portrays you as a good leader and we pray that you do not stop.  You have remained solid, firm in positioning and providing guidance to the University,” he said.  

The newly appointed substantive Director Mr. Henry Mwebe.

He warmly welcomed the newly appointed Director and encouraged him to utilize the staff and build a strong and energetic working team.  He also urged the Director to tap into the available opportunities and possible innovations that can support the Directorate. 

Mr. Henry Mwebe thanked the staff of the Directorate and University Management for the warm welcome and promised to work with the team to see to it that the University is compliant with all aspects of the law in both its external and internal transactions. He called for team work from the staff to ensure that the Directorate adds value to the overall output of the University. “With you and with the help of Management, I undertake this responsibility so that the Directorate realises its mandate,” he said. 

Mr. Henry Mwebe is a professional lawyer with 18 years of experience. He has practiced his profession in both Government and private sectors. Mr. Mwebe is also an Advocate and a Commissioner for oaths.  He holds a Masters of Law Degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University, Kampala, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala and an Advanced Diploma in Economic Social and Cultural Rights from Abo Akademi University, Finland. He also holds various qualifications in arbitration and mediation.

The outgoing Acting Director, Canon Goddy Muhanguzi Muhumuza thanked Makerere University Appointments Board for granting him the opportunity to serve in the position of the Acting Director Legal Affairs for the period of two years and five months. In the same spirit, he thanked the University Management for the support and the team in the Directorate of Legal Affairs for the teamwork they exhibited during his tenure. Mr. Muhanguzi Muhumuza also appreciated the University Council’s decision to establish the Directorate of Legal Affairs. 

The outgoing Acting Director, Canon Goddy Muhanguzi Muhumuza.

“With your support, I was able to kick start and complete the process of establishing, registering and securing approval of the Chambers for the Directorate of Legal Affairs, ensuring the efficient and effective handling of all cases for and against the University,” he said. 

He warmly welcomed the incoming Director and congratulated him upon his new role. He pledged to work harmoniously with him to ensure that the objectives and goals of the Directorate are fulfilled. 

Article by Mak-Public Relations Office
 

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