According to a statement sent to local newsrooms, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today December 21 pledged Ksh10 million towards the construction of the William Ruto Leadership Institute at Makerere University.
“This institute would go a long way in Africans deepening their knowledge base and furthering research that would transform Africa,” stated the Ugandan leader.
The Kenyan Deputy president arrived in Kampala, Uganda on Friday evening and later laid the foundation stone for the institute, which seeks to develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning about Africa.
Present were Frank Tumwebaze (Gender) and Uganda ministers Kahinda Otafiire (EAC) and and Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe.
Others were Governor Jackson Mandago (Uasin-Gishu), MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Mwatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga) and Charles Njagagua (Mbeere North).
The deputy president observed that Africa appeared to be increasingly isolated as the focal antithesis of the broad global trend, with the majority of the world’s poor residing in the continent.
“Our challenges have a lot to do with our institutions and the way they (dis)connect with the rest of the world,” he argued.