KAMPALA – Makerere University students have emerged winners in the Accountability Sector Debate that attracted participants from both public and private universities in Uganda.
The Accountability Sector debate held Monday, August 27, at City Hall, Kampala was organised by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development as part of the activities to launch the Accountability Week running from 27th to 31st August 2018. Over 250 students from both public and private universities in Uganda participated in the debate.
Eight (8) Universities presented candidates to compete in the Accountability Sector Debate, which was aimed at promoting dialogue among the youth on matters of accountability, and interesting them in advocating for accountability.
Makerere Principal Public Relations Officer, Ms Ritah Namisango commended the winners for the team spirit.
“Through this competition, our students have continued to re-affirm that Makerere University is the leading institution for academic excellence. I commend them for the excellent analytical and communication skills and a good command of the English language,” Ms Namisango remarked.
The following Universities participated in the debate: Makerere University, Makerere University Business School(MUBS), Kyambogo University, Nkumba University, Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi, Islamic University in Uganda and Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono.
Makerere received an award for winning the debate held under the theme: “Accountability, a shared responsibility for effective service delivery.”
The Makerere winning team comprised Mr Luyombu Abbasi and Ms Awino Mercy, who are studying Bachelor of Laws degree at Makerere University. Each winner received a gold medal. The Makerere University winning team also received a cash prize of Shs 1.5 million