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Mak Council Visits Kiira Motors Vehicle Production Facilities

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The Chairperson of Makerere University Council Mrs. Lorna Magara on 6th August 2019 together with Council members visited the Kiira Motors Vehicle Production Facilities in Jinja. On arrival, they were welcomed by the Executive Chairman Kiira Motors Corporation, Prof. Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa together the Company’s CEO, Mr. Paul Isaac Musasizi.

Prof. Tickodri explained to Council that the Kiira Vehicle project was hatched by Makerere University lecturers and students at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), and thanked Council and Management for their innumerable support that has enabled the project to construct the production facilities.

The CEO Mr. Paul Isaac Musasizi was happy to note that Council has been able to come and see the fruits their support. Mr. Musasazi led the Council on a tour of facilities which included the Main access road, and the Power line, both sponsored by Makerere University Council. He informed Council that the Kiira Motors Vehicle Production Facilities are hosted on a 100-acre piece of land of which the Assembly plant occupies 1.5 acres, expected to expand to 5.3 acres in total upon completion of the project. Mr. Musasizi further revealed to Council that production will start in 2021 with 150 Vehicles Annually and when the total facility is completed, a production of 5,000 vehicles per year is expected. “We are destined to start with the production of Buses because this is much more needed in the easing of transport for our people” Musasizi.

L-R: Ag. US-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda, Ag. DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo, DVCAA-Dr. Umar Kakumba, Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Mgr Communication & IR-Dr. Muhammad Kigundu Musoke and a Member of Council during Kiira Motors Corporation Site tour

On the choice of location for the Plant, Mr. Musasizi said that Jinja was chosen due to its proximity to the Source of Hydroelectric Power, as well as its location along the northern corridor which makes it easy to import raw materials and export products to the market.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe thanked the Management of Kiira Motors for the big progress so far made on the establishment of the production facilities. He reechoed the importance of building synergies and good cooperation between Council, Management and Government, that has realized the establishment of a huge facility that was started as a research project by Makerere University lecturers and students. Prof. Nawangwe was also happy that the core team at the Facilities are former lecturers and students at CEDAT.

He thanked the Chairperson for accepting to tour the Kiira Motors Vehicle Production Facilities, and holding a Council meeting in Jinja after touring both the Kiira Motors site and Makerere University Jinja Campus. He further appreciated the Council initiative of reaching out to the various facilities of the University to establish the status, solve the emerging challenges and uphold the quality and standards of Makerere as a Premier university.

Members of Council inspect one of the structures under construction during the Kiira Motors Corporation site tour on 6th August 2019, Jinja Uganda

In her address to the hosts and members of the University Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara expressed her appreciation to the Management of Kiira Motors Corporation for providing clear evidence of success. She was also happy that the teaming up of Makerere students and researchers has demonstrated that they have the ability to transform classroom knowledge into products that can provide solutions to the country’s needs.

The Chairperson thanked the Management of Kiira Motors and Makerere University for responding to the President’s call of emphasizing science and industrialization as key factors to building social transformation, and further thanked the government of Uganda for taking up Makerere University innovations as a means of building the country’s economy. Mrs. Magara reaffirmed Council’s commitment to promoting quality and standards that will uphold Makerere’s brand and challenged Faculty to become more innovative.

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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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