I thank Owekitibwa Charles Peter Mayiga—Katikkiro of Buganda for the generous contribution of UGX 70Million towards the establishment of Sir Edward Mutesa II Museum in the house where Ssekabaka Mutesa II lived from 1944 to 1945 as a student at Makerere University.
I also thank the Katikkiro for his appeal to government to increase funding to Makerere to enable us preserve the heritage of this historic university and for his pledge that the Kingdom will continue to support the university in its development efforts.
Participating in UNESCO Day-Padua
Our delegation has participated in the UNESCO DAY in Padua. We met the Governor of Venice Province and the Mayor of Padua City. Padua City has several UNESCO World Heritage sites and Makerere is collaborating with Padua to apply for UNESCO recognition of Mt. Moroto as a World Heritage site due to its unique flora and fauna.
Signing MoUs with UniPD & UniCT
Today in Padua, Italy I have signed MOUs with the University of Padua (UniPD) and the University of Catania (UniCT). We have agreed to cooperate on academic exchange, joint research and others. Together, we should work to make the World a better place.
Congratulations Drs. Joloba, Kateete & Batte
I congratulate Drs. Moses Joloba, David Kateete and Charles Batte upon the award of USD 1.75 million from the National Health Institutes, USA to support the development of research capacity for data science for infectious and Non-communicable diseases.