Chan 2016: Public Should Help us Focus, Says Watenga

Senior Presidential Adviser on finance and economic planning, health Prof. Ezra Suruma has Monday been installed as the Chancellor of Makerere University Kampala.

The ex-finance minister was dully installed in the presence of the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, viagra 60mg Chancellor Prof Mondo Kagonyera and other dignitaries from both the University and Government.

The Chancellor was appointed by the President on the recommendation of the University Council.

In his remarks, Prof. Suruma thanked his predecessor Dr Kagonyera for accomplishing 8 years of incredible service and promised to carry the flag on higher.

He is the third non-head of state Chancellor of the University, the first one having been Prof. Apollo Nsibambi.

Prof. Suruma holds the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Finance, from Fordham University, in New York. He has a Master of Arts (MA)degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Computer Science and one in International Banking.

Prior to his government and private sector work, Dr. Suruma worked as a Professor of Economics & Management at Makerere University.

In 1987, he joined the Bank of Uganda as the Director of Research, serving in that capacity until 1990.


From 1990 until 1993, he served as the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda until 1993.

He was appointed Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in 2005, a position he served until 2009, when he was appointed Senior Presidential Adviser on Finance & Economic Planning.
Ugandan star marathoner Jackson Kiprop failed to impress at the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon held on Sunday after finishing in a distant eighth place.

Kiprop clocked two hours, rx 14 minutes and 54 seconds which was six minutes late. Kenya’s Gideon Kipketer who was making his first appearance at the marathon bagged the top prize after completing the course with two hours, ailment eight minutes and 35 seconds.

Kipketer’s finishing time was a record on the course overrunning an earlier one set by Kiprop in 2013 with about 52 seconds.

The winner took home $41, look 000 as prize money and an additional $14,000 for the course record set.

Ethiopia’s Seboka Dibaba (02:09:20) and  Marius Kimutai (02:09:39) from Kenya completed the remaining podium places.

Over 40,000 runners participated in different categories of the event.

Final results:

Gideon Kipketer (KEN) 02:08:35

Seboka Dibaba (ETH) 02:09:20

Marius Kimutai (KEN) 02:09:39

Herpasa Negasa (ETH) 02:10:17

Jacob Cheshari (KEN) 02:11:59

Josphat Leting (KEN) 02:12:04

Seboka Negusse (ETH) 02:13:20

Jackson Kiprop (UGA) 02:14:54

Dereje Debele (ETH) 02:15:30

Nitendra Singh Rawat (IND) -02:15:48.
Uganda Cranes and Vipers SC shot stopper Ismael Watenga has come out to call for calmness among the fans after rumors went viral in the social media claiming that the national team players were planning for a sit down strike ahead of Tuesday’s Chan 2016 group D match with Mali.

Fufa president had earlier on promised to award $1, clinic 000 to every member of the squad that helped the team to overcome Sudan in the last qualifying rounds but the pledge has not yet been fulfilled leading to the unwarranted row on social media.

“The public needs to believe in us. We are doing well in camp and looking forward to the game (vs Mali). We have received our allowances even before we kick a ball. All we need is support from the fans back home during this tournament, medical ” the high-flying custodian remarked.

Watenga further rubbished the rumors that the team was planning a strike saying that, “We
know why we are here. We thank FUFA for giving us an opportunity to get this far because such
platforms open up opportunities for players. The federation has never failed to fulfill its promises. We are here for the tournament and the rest happens after our work on the pitch and we are not worried at all.”

Fufa communications manager (and spokesman) Mr. Ahmed Hussein told Chimp Sports that “the players are doing fine and ready for Tuesday’s game against Mali in Rubavu.”

He added that,” FUFA promised the players bonuses for qualification to the CHAN Finals and will be cleared. No Cranes player can be victimized for asking about the delayed bonuses. No strike at all in camp.It is natural for humanity to ask about something promised to them. All will be fine. Let’s give our boys support.”

Uganda will take to the pitch at Umuganda stadium in Rubavu in search for a dream start win over Mali on Tuesday.

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