Uganda: Centenary Group Gives Makerere University Shs 57 Million for Centenary Celebrations

Centenary Group yesterday handed Makerere University $15000 (roughly Shs 57 million) to support the events organized by the university in celebration of 100 years of its existence.

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, of Makerere University, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe lauded the Centenary Group for its support, noting that the Group’s dedication to supporting youth in Uganda was of mutual interest to the institution.

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“Makerere University welcomes Centenary Group’s support through this partnership that will benefit both the students at Makerere University and the youth in Uganda as a whole. This donation is especially special owing to the presence of my predecessor, former Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, at the helm of Centenary Group. Our continued success as a university is owing to the legacy of leadership of Prof Ddumba and the previous leaders we had,” he said.

Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu, the chairman of Centenary Group said he was particularly proud about this event owing to the close relationship between Centenary and Makerere University.

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“All the executives at the helm of the Centenary subsidiaries are all alma mater of the university, namely; Fabian Kasi – Centenary Bank Managing Director, Dr Grace Ssekakubo – Cente Tech Chief Executive Officer and myself,” he said.

Centenary Group owns Centenary Rural Development Bank and Centenary Technology Services Limited (Cente-Tech), the group’s technology company.

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