Amina Makilagi, the Nyamagana District Commissioner in Mwanza announced at the official closing ceremony for the trade expo over the weekend that the University’s herbal was the overall best-exhibited product.
The elections that were initially scheduled for Saturday were halted after photos of one of the candidates Alfred Anyama Berliner appeared on the ballot paper with the National Unity Platform (NUP) party red beret. Anyama is a fourth-year medical student at the University.
Prof. Openjuru’s five years contract extension was endorsed on Friday during the 53rd meeting of Gulu University council. The new contract takes effect in January 2023 after the expiry of his first term of office.
Dr. Francis Pebalo, a lecturer and the Head of the Reproductive Health Department at Gulu University told URN in an interview that a total of 28 researchers out of several applicants won seed grants to conduct various research studies on reproductive health.
According to Lapyem, he found the trio guilty of corruption, insubordination, impersonation, misrepresentation of the guild, and failure to serve the students’ community among other things he will disclose before the Guild Representative Council –GRC.
Prof. Echodu of Gulu University told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that the innovation is in response to the risk tsetse flies pose to livestock and humans, especially in areas surrounded near national parks.
Gulu University Vice-Chancellor Prof. George Openjuru Ladaah, says that they are looking at finding the cheapest source of green charcoal as an alternative to black charcoal consumption, which has contributed to the depletion of trees.
Dr. Christopher Muggaga, a lecturer in the Department of food science and post-harvest Technology at Gulu University, says the COVID-19 pandemic affected the marketing of the mango pulp due to the lockdown restrictions.
Apollo Mughinda, the communications officer for the Ministry of Finance, says that the ministry disbursed all the money for the running quarter to the universities. “We sent all the money for this quarter to the respective votes. It is the reason we have not even received any complaint from them. What is happening could be internal financial management challenges including formalities required from them to access the funds,” said Mughinda.
Oscar Okema, the ICT Cabinet Minister at Gulu University says they are optimistic to become self-employed through cheaply producing and selling films using smartphones since they are affordable and readily available.
Covilyce-1 was developed by scientists led by Dr Lamwaka at Gulu University’s faculty of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Studies (PharmBiotec). The herbal remedy was initially developed to treat other respiratory illnesses but the scientists announced publicly last year that it can cure COVID-19 symptoms.
This comes as the University council passed a draft budget of 53.7 Billion shillings for the financial year 2022/23, on Thursday, a downtrend from 57.7 billion Shillings passed in the financial year 2021/22. This has left several proposed projects either underfunded or even unfunded.
Prof. Joseph Okeinbunor, who led a delegation of scientists from the WHO Regional Office for Africa, said the innovation is a good gesture on their calls for more research on African traditional medicine.
Dr. Echodu notes the University’s laboratory equipped with some of the latest scientific machines is one of the few recognized labs in the country, East Africa, and is internationally accredited for COVID-19 testing.
Researchers from the Gulu University say that the destruction of natural tree species especially in Northern Uganda is a big blow to the herbal medicine research department whose biggest scientific breakthrough is the rich biodiversity.
The Dean of Students was charged with three counts of theft, forgery, and uttering a false document in March last year following complaints lodged before the court by Mildred Anena Alou, his business associate. The two jointly owned Goma Oul Ginnery.