Dr. Nkata, The Director General UMI
Dr. Elizabeth Lwanga
UMI Honors Outstanding Stake Holders, Past Bosses and Students
At a Wednesday ceremony held at Kampala Protea Hotel were South Africa High Commissioner Lekoa Solly Mollo presided over as guest of honor, Uganda management institute (UMI) gave out awards of recognition in honor of its outstanding stakeholders including alumni, former senior Managers, Director Generals and ex-Governing Council Chairpersons.
Dr. Rose Kwatampora, Benfasio Kiwanuka and Dr. Elizabeth Kawuma were awarded for respectively being exemplary non-teaching , longest serving and best exemplary teaching employees. For their outstanding institutional support for UMI, several government MDAs too were recognised. They included Office of the President Ministries of Public Service Local Government and that of Education & support Uganda prisons service, whose commissioner General Dr Johnson Byabashaija patronizes the UMI alumni association, was also recognised for the their deep partnership with the institute
A number of local governments too were saluated for their support in hosting UMI upcountry study centers and examples included Mbarara district, Mbale Municipal Council, Mbale District, Gulu District and KCCA.
The following were also recoginised in their respective capacities as former Principals, Directors and DGs; Dr.Laban Kirya, James Kaleebo, Dr. John Nsubuga and Deo Lukonji Bbosa. For his international partnership linkages with UMI, Dr John Mary Kauzya too was recognized. The following former Governing Council Chairpersons were recognised Prof John Ssebuwufu, Albert William Musoke and Geodfrey Kiwanuka Musisi.
Yet there several other categories of outstanding contributors that were recognized as well including the late Shree Madhvan Family; Edward Darlington Kago (Marketting); Dr. John Mitala (public Administration), Founding UMI Chancellor Florence Mugasha and current DG Dr. James Nkata.
Planned to be part of the year long activities to mark the institute Golden Jubilee (50 years) celebrations, the award were given out during the Chancellor’s dinner that was organized by the office of incumbent chancellor Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire.
Mr. Kiwanuka Benfasio (Longest serving)
Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, UMI Patron