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.
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.
“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
4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors
In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.
MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.
- Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
- Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
- Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.
Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors
Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.
Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal
There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.
How to Apply
Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at]murbs.mak.ac.ug and copy to wilber.naigambi[at]mak.ac.ug no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.
MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.
NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.
Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.
Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University
7th June 2021
All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
RE: CLOSURE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.
During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.
Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.
Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council
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