Minister Ssebugwawo hails UMU for transparency in implementing World Financial institution mission

Hon. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, the State Minister for Data, Communication Expertise (ICT) and nationwide steering has hailed Uganda Martyrs College (UMU) Nkozi for having diligently and satisfactorily used authorities funds.

With the funds, UMU was capable of put in place six services beneath the African Centre for Agro ecology and Livelihood Methods (ACALISE) mission funded by the World Financial institution and the Authorities of Uganda.

The services embody; UMU-ACE radio, state of the artwork college students’ hostel, a devoted residence for postgraduate college students, a feeds mill facility, a fashionable soil laboratory and agriculture equipment together with a multi-purpose tractor and group coaching facility.

“You could have carried out so properly and your centre ranks among the many greatest in Jap and Southern Africa,” she stated including; “You could have additionally surpassed many of the targets. That is fairly uncommon in Uganda, and thus, very commendable.”

The radio is on air.

The radio is on air.

Ssebugwawo who was represented by Moses Watasa, expressed extra gratitude over the Auditor Basic’s optimistic report in regards to the Centre including that many of the services are earnings producing.

Watasa is a commissioner for Data dissemination, monitoring and Inspection.

Ssebugwawo was the chief visitor on the launch of the multi-billion services that had been handed over to the management of the UMU Nkozi predominant campus in Mpigi district.

Additionally in attendance was UMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Patrick Kyamanywa, his deputy, Dr Christopher B Mukidi and Tadeo Muhindo who represented the governing council.

Others are former Vice Chancellor Prof. John Chrysostom Maviiri and ACALISE historic Prof. Wycliffe Zake plus Dr Jude Ssebuwufu the mission director.

The ministries; of training and agriculture and Inter-College Council of East Africa (IUCEA) had been additionally represented.

Prof. Kyamanywa stated UMU is the one personal college that certified to host the centre and thanked the federal government for its consideration. It has taken 5 years and rather a lot has been achieved together with PhD and masters graduates plus state-of-the-art infrastructure.

He stated the mission promotes sustainable regenerative strategies that enhance yields with out degrading and damaging the surroundings. That manner, people and animals are protected.

“Being a surgeon, I see many instances of most cancers partly attributable to unsafe agricultural strategies corresponding to the usage of dangerous fertilizers and pesticides,” he stated.

Kyamanywa implored the federal government to proceed supporting the centre.

Prof. Zaake and Dr Ssebuwufu narrated the treacherous journey of the mission from inception to implementation, saying that it was fraught with issues however resilience, diligence, exhausting work and willpower noticed them by way of.  

Extra to that, Prof. Maviiri who can also be the previous patron of ACALISE applauded the crew and known as for extra successor initiatives to assist preserve the surroundings.

He additionally thanked Parliament saying they performed an enormous position in seeing that ACALISE goes to UMU.


It’s certainly one of 24 centres of Excellence in Jap and Southern Africa beneath the African Facilities of Excellence (ACE II) mission, supported by the World Financial institution’s Worldwide Improvement Affiliation (IDA) by way of eight regional governments.  At UMU, ACALISE has been instantly financed by the Authorities of Uganda by way of a World Financial institution mortgage.

The centre goals to provide extremely motivated, ethically oriented consultants in agroecology and livelihood methods to handle agricultural, dietary, and environmental challenges within the area.

Uganda has 4 facilities; two at Makerere College, one at Mbarara College of Science and Expertise (MUST) and the fourth at UMU.


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