Former Kabale LC5 Chairman Adison Kakuru and Economics Professor Augustus Niwagaba were on Monday sworn in as new Members of Kabale University council.
According to the University Secretary Canon Johnson Baryantuma Munono, the positions fell vacant following the death of the University chairperson Ephraim Manzi Tumubweine and the resignation of Prof James Tumwine who took on a lecturer job at the same University in the faculty of Medicine.
Prof. Tumwine and Manzi Tumubweine were government representatives on the council and as such, government had to appoint two new members.
With the two on the board, Munono says university council is now fully constituted and they are soon to sit and elect the new chairperson replacing Manzi Tumubweine the former chairperson who passed on in June 2021.
Canon Munono says the University council will benefit immensely from the great experience and exposure that the new members bring on board.
Kakuru, he noted, formerly serve as District Chairperson of Kabale District (2002-2010), Speaker of the District Council (1998-2002), and is now the Senior Presidential Advisor on wetland restoration since 2018.
On the other hand, Prof Augustus Nuwagaba is an Economics professor with 26 years of University teaching at Makerere University, and is a member of several professional bodies. He is also the managing consultant of REEV Consult International and he has served on several high-level committees in the country.
Speaking after the swearing in, Prof. Nuwagaba thanked the University Management for building Kabale University into a fast-growing institution.
“My expectation is seeing practical knowledge being built at Kabale for the national policy-making and social transformation of the graduates,” he said.
“This can be achieved when we work with the private sector as a key stakeholder to support the growth of the University to new Horizons”