Prof. Nawangwe Flags Off Makerere University Aid Bududa Community Relief Team

Prof. Nawangwe Flags Off Makerere University Aid Bududa Community Relief Team
Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (at the wheel) and Chairperson MUASA-Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi (Left) pose for a photo opportunity at the truck ferrying relief items to Bududa District
Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (at the steering) and Chairperson MUASA-Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi (Left) pose for a photo at the truck ferrying relief items to Bududa District: FILE PHOTO

The Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, on November 2, 2018 flagged off a team to present  relief items under the Aid Bududa Community (ABC) initiative to Bududa landslides victims.

Addressing the team and other members present, Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) Chairperson expressed his gratitude towards individuals who extended a hand towards the project.

“We thank the Management, entire Makerere University Community and our friends for supporting Phase 1 of the initiative. We particularly thank our sister associations MUASA, NUEI (National Union of Educational Institutions of UgandaMakerere University Branch), the Chaplains and the University Mosque who tirelessly worked with us to achieve this objective,” Kamunyu remarked.

According to Dr. Kamunyu, items collected under Benevolent Phase 1 of the ABC initiative included;
  • Approximately 180 bales of clothes
  • 5 bales of blankets
  • 5 sacks of shoes
  • 2,000kilogrammes of maize floor
  • 1,000kilogrammes of beans
  • 5,040 Not-For-Sale 96page exercise books
  • 4,000 Nice Clear pens
  • 3,500 pencils and
  • An assortment of domestic items

“Makerere University is easily the biggest brand name in the Country and it is within our social responsibility that we are seen to be strategically responding to disaster. I believe that what we have been able to do through the ABC initiative will go a long way to help victims of the Bududa landslides” Pof. Nawangwe said.

 The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe is mobbed by students at the ABC Initiative flag off ceremony

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe is mobbed by students at the ABC Initiative flag off ceremony: FILE PHOTO

The initiative was Launched on October 15, 2018 and is spearheaded by the MUASA. It will be carried out in two phases.
The second phase will see the cooperation of both MUASA and the Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovation (MUCCRI) to restore a plot of land using the landscape approach.
 A team of Sociologists, Anthropologists, Mountain Hydrologists, Foresters, Environmentalists, Public Health Experts, Educationists, IT Specialists and a host of other experts from Makerere University and beyond will take part in Phase 2.

“I am equally happy to see our students here, smartly dressed in their undergraduate gowns. On behalf of the University Council and Management, I thank you MUASA for spearheading this initiative and it is now my pleasure to flag off this consignment of relief items to Bududa” concluded the Vice Chancellor.

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