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Mak Director DICTS hands over office, Mr. Mugabi Samuel Paul appointed Acting Director

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  • 16 May 2018 - 7:41pm
  • By Proscovia Nabatte
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Eng. Frank Kitumba handing over office to Mr. Mugabi Samuel Paul. Right, is the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Dr. Eria Hisali.

On 10th May 2018, the Outgoing Director, for ICT Support (DICTs) Eng. Frank Kitumba handed over office to the appointed Acting Director Mr. Mugabi Samuel Paul. 

The handover ceremony took place at the Directorate of ICT Support, College of Engineering Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) and was presided over by Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Dr. Eria Hisali.  It was witnessed by Mr. Walter Yorac Nono-the Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Andrew Abunyang- Director of Human Resource and Mr. Henry Mwebe - the Director Legal Affairs.

The Outgoing Director, Eng. Frank Kitumba thanked Makerere University Appointments Board, Makerere University Council and Management for granting him the opportunity to serve in the position of the Director for more than four years. He thanked University community for the support and the staff in DICTs for the teamwork during his tenure. He recommended for specialisation of tasks in the Directorate to enable efficiency and quality work.

Some of the Managment Members that witnessed the handover ceremony.

“Given the size of Makerere University, I strongly call for a specialised enforcement of tasks.  We need to specifically identify people who can handle data and specific people to handle systems. I am happy that the ICT structure of Makerere University has been adopted by so many institutions, this is a clear indicator that we have the best ICT structure,” he said.  He warmly welcomed the Acting Director and congratulated him upon his new role.

The Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Dr. Eria Hisali, congratulated Mr. Mugabi upon his new role. He thanked the Outgoing Director for his selfless service towards Makerere University when he said, “We appreciate your commitment, and contribution towards this institution.  With your responsibility as the Director, DICTs has witnessed several achievements. This portrays you as a good leader,” he said. 

Mr. Mugabi Samuel Paul- the Manager, End User Support in the Directorate of ICT Support, was officially appointed the Acting Director of DICTs on 1st May 2018. He thanked Management for the opportunity accorded to him to serve the Institution as the Acting Director of DICTS and promised to work with his team to ensure expert services and guidance on ICT to all academic and administrative units of the University. In the same spirit, Mr. Mugabi thanked the Outgoing Director for his effective leadership and guidance during his tenure.

“It is upon your great input that the Directorate will continue to leverage ICT to enable teaching, research and learning purposes at the institutions. To the staff, I promise to continue working as a team to meet the University objectives. With you and with the help of Management, I undertake this responsibility so that the Directorate realises its mandate,” he said.

Article by: Nabatte Proscovia, Mak Public Relations Office

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