I have always believed in adventure. I recall the time when I decided to work single handed to come out with St. Mary’s College Kisubi Centenary Magazine. It had come to my knowlwdge that the task had been given to former Head teachers of the school. I reached out to Brother Bukenya who was Head teacher then. He agreed that I do the work. It was easy sending out questionnaires and much of the information I needed was got from the former Head Teachers and Late J C Kiwanuka as well as Basil Kiwanuka RIP when they answered the questionnaires.
I got involved in Makerere University business in 2001 when together with Wasajja Dickson and his friends and some parents we joined hards to fight for better conditions for privately sponsored students at the University. I can say, Prof. Sebuwuffu the then Vice Chancellor was very hostile more so to me. I think I have had the worst encounter with an executive in the name of Prof. Sebuwuffu. Unfirtunately, his outbursts to me when I called on him in his office did not make me fail in my mission. I continued on advocating for better conditions for private students.
Venturing into Makerere University affairs has never been easy. The bureaucracy is too much and from my view, it is counter productive.
On 2nd April, I was determined to work on the blog for the purpose of fundraising. After the blog was ready, I made a simple appeal letter which is below this article. On 2nd April, I think I was able to send out about 300 email appeals for funding the reconstruction of the Main Building.
My experience with fundraising for the President of Uganda (two different times) though I have never accessed the proceeds taught me that out there, we have people who have money. When they understand the objective well, they can part with money. Our people here all the time think about being funded by the Givernment of Uganda which is strictly broke.
So, I have had the love for Makerere in a practical sense since 2001. I cannot kneel down to anybody over the matter of seeing the fundraising a success. We want the progress on the reconstruction of the Main Building in good gear without excusses.
Secondly, I wanted to show those people who hide behind my giving them evidence for my funds that were stolen that I am a potential at fundraising. It does not make sense hiding behind the fact that some people interferred with my email commucation because they wanted to deny me the proof of receipt of the money. Anybody with working brains cannot doubt me after my fundraising for Makerere University.
SUPPORT THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY MAIN BUILDING (IVORY TOWER)
In the early hours of September 20, 2020 many were shocked to read the messages from the social media platforms of Makerere University that the iconic building - the Main Building at the University as old as 79 years was on fire.
The challenge at hand is reconstructing this Iconic building.
Information about Makerere University and the Main Building can be accessed on the web address below:
PROFESSOR NAWANGWE THE VICE CHANCELLOR SAYS THAT, "THE UNIVERSITY WILL NEED UP TO USD 5,714,285.7 TO RESTORE THE MAIN BUILDING”.
Unveiling the official contribution channels for support towards the restoration of Iconic Main Administration Building the Vice Chancellor appealed to all well -wishers to make contributions through:
STANBIC BANK – UGANDA
SWIFT CODE FOR STANBIC BANK UGANDA: SBICUGKXXXX
1. 9030017778608 (USD)
2. 9030017778535 (UGX)
In case of any clarifications or advice to the University that you remitted some funds, you can please contact:
Dr. Umar Kakumba,
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
P.O. Box 7062,
NB KINDLY SHARE THIS APPEAL TO ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS OR INSTITUTIONS
THAT YOU IMAGINE CAN SUPPORT THIS CAUSE.
I thank you.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
Alumnus of Makerere University