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Makerere communications boss quits after serving one year

By John Tugume

Added 19th August 2020 05:20 PM

In a statement seen by New Vision, Kiggundu said he had requested for a non-renewal of his contract to give room for others to serve.

Makerere communications boss quits after serving one year

Dr Muhammad Musoke Kiggundu addressing the media during a press conference on September 23, 2019. (Photo by Ramadhan Abbey)

In a statement seen by New Vision, Kiggundu said he had requested for a non-renewal of his contract to give room for others to serve.

KAMPALA - Makerere University acting communications manager Dr. Muhammad Musoke Kiggundu says he has declined to serve another term following the expiry of his contract.

In a statement seen by New Vision, Kiggundu said he had requested for a non-renewal of his contract to give room for others to serve.

"I did not wish to extend the contract and I asked my boss (the VC) to approve my departure and give room for others to serve in that position," Kiggundu said.

Kigunddu, a senior lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Language and a former Makerere University Academic Staff Association -MUASA chairperson, was appointed to the acting position in January last year.

Below is Dr Kiggundu's full statement

Dear Colleagues, 

I served my term diligently and completed my contract. 

I did not wish to extend the contract and I asked my Boss (the VC) to approve my departure and give room for others to serve in that position.

I thank the VC for having given me the opportunity to serve as the first, Manager of Communication & International Relations of Makerere University, the Great.

I want to thank the entire MAK staff for the support rendered to me for the time I have served as acting Manager.

I am so grateful to the members of the Press for the love and wisdom shared with me during that time.

The Students community have demonstrated great respect and maturity to their Institution and for that, I will always hold them in high regard.

The University Council, University Management, the Public and colleagues, thank you so much.

I thank the MUASA fraternity for the wonderful administrative training that made me suitable for the appointment.

I also thank the Government of Uganda for listening in whenever need arose. 

I have enjoyed working with the International Community who always got excited with the wealth of International Languages that I speak.

 Once again, 

I thank the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for the opportunity and support rendered to me during my time of service.

I am happy to note that I came into office at a time when my expertise was most needed. Now I am leaving when calmness and Normalcy is fully restored. (The General is back to the barracks) 

I salute you all,

Dr. Muhammad Musoke Kiggundu (Dr. MMK)

Former  Acting Manager Communication and International Relations  Makerere University  Kampala - Uganda

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