Dr. Josephine Nabukenya has after one year of service as Acting (Ag.) Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVCFA) handed over office to Prof. Henry Alinaitwe, Principal College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT).
Dr. Nabukenya’s appointment was with effect from 16th November 2020 to 15th November 2021.
In her handover remarks, Dr. Nabukenya thanked the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma for considering her fit to serve her Alma mater in such a capacity. “For the last twelve months, I have had my singular honour to contribute to elevating of Makerere University in its pursuit to optimise its potential as a knowledge hub.”
She acknowledged the support of the University Council as led by the Chairperson Mrs. Lorna Magara and Vice Chairperson Daniel Fred Kidega as well as the top organ’s professionalism in playing it’s oversight role over Management.
Dr. Nabukenya equally thanked colleagues in Management for the team spirit and collegial support rendered to her throughout her term as DVCFA. She particularly thanked the Vice Chancellor for his leadership.
“I exceedingly appreciate my immediate supervisor, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for the technical and moral support, and confidence entrusted in me, as well as his judicious steering of the affairs of the University Management” she said.
During her tenure, Dr. Nabukenya provided leadership to the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) in the development of an in-house Academic Records Information System (MakARIS), an electronic Human Resource Management System as well as an electronic voting system for students.
Both systems are up and running with the latter having used during both the 86th and 87th Guild and Senior Common Room (SCR) Elections.
Prof. Eng. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe is an eminent Engineer and Academician. He has served at senior management level in the University and as Principal CEDAT since 2014, a position he assumed rising from the ranks as Dean School of Built Environment and Associate Dean of the then Faculty of Technology.
Prof. Alinaitwe is a widely published, well-read professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering with his research interests in construction materials, structures, and construction project management, structural analysis and design. He is currently working on the project of redesigning the Main Hall of Makerere University.
As a registered and practicing Engineer, he is a member of professional bodies that include the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers as well as Engineers Registration Board (Uganda).
He attended some of the prestigious Universities in the world that include Lund University in Sweden where he obtained a PhD in Engineering as well as a Licentiate degree.
He attained his MSc in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK and a Master of Engineering Studies in Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia while Makerere University got his Bachelor of Science degree here.
Prof. Alinaitwe is an assiduous manager who pays attention to detail, a trait that has earned him a track record in leadership and management at various levels, where as many will agree, he exudes efficiency and effectiveness in practice.
At CEDAT where he has served most, his effort is evident from the effective working environment where staff are benefiting from his sense of purpose, mentorship and aspirations as demonstrated from the number of new and ongoing innovations and research projects.
With Prof. Henry Alinatwe part of the team at the helm of the stewardship of the University, there is no doubt that the institution will take wider strides in realizing the development agenda.