Former Makerere University Academic Staff Association’s (MUASA) chairman, Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke, has been appointed manager communications and international relations in the Vice Chancellor’s office.
In a January 29 letter seen by this website, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe appointed Dr. Kiggundu in acting capacity for one year contract.
Dr. Kiggundu will work with Ritah Namisango, who remains the University Public relations officer.
Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu will be required to offer secretarial support to the office of the Vice Chancellor in communications, for instance, organise monthly press briefings as well as write news articles, reports and periodicals about the University operations.
Dr. Kiggundu is also in charge of monitoring and reviewing the coverage of the university in the media and any other duties as may be assigned to him by the VC or any officer designated by him.
While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Education and Sports in April last year, Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe said that the institution is considering to review the Public Relations department following concerns of underperformance.
Prof Nawangwe’s move is seen as aimed at creating an alliance with Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu who was one of the most staff leaders at the university as he attempts to implement changes at the public university.