KAMPALA – Following the resignation of Mr Augustine Tamale as the University Bursar in May this year, Makerere University has appointed Ms Deborah Nalule as his replacement.
Ms Nalule, hitherto, a Manager in the Finance department, assumed her duties on Monday July 2, said that Mr Tamale had left a huge hole in the department but vowed to match his standards.
“We have enjoyed the cordial working relationship with Augustine [Tamale]. Thank you so much for driving us this far and the mantle that you left to us,” Nalule said adding that Mr Tamale introduced proper ways of maintaining all financial records in the department.
The position comes with responsibility of administering University finances.
The university bursar is the manager of transactions in the university and his office is responsible for maintaining all financial records in the departments and a proper accounting system, making her office the fourth highest in the hierarchy of university management
Mr Tamale resigned on April 28, citing personal reasons and his request to leave the University was accepted by the Appointments Board on May 23.
Sources close to Mr Tamale revealed that he secured another fat job.
At the handover ceromony on Monday, Mr Tamale said that he was happy to leave a reduced debt burden from Ush130b to Ushs 60b for the university.
“We have put in place a number of systems, and there is an urgent need to recruit technical people to handle systems accounting,” he stated.
During his tenure, Mr Tamale is credited for ensuring transparency and efficiency of financial transactions in the University as well as initiating an effective accounting system for the University.
“This is a tough office but you have done a great job. Thank you for being a man of your word, with a respected reputation that you have protected for long,” said University Secretary Mr Charles Barugahare.
“Once a Makererean, always a Makererean — so wherever you go, ensure that you market Makerere University. Do things that will build and raise the University to greater heights,” Mr Barugahare said, in a farewell message.
Mr. Andrew Abunyang, the Director Human resource commended Tamale for being a very open, cooperative and hardworking colleague.
Tamale has been at the helm of the office for two years and six months.