The Uganda Christian University (UCU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi has commissioned four cars and five motorbikes to facilitate and strengthen research and preaching of the gospel. The fleet include: a van, three double cabin pickups and five motorbikes.

The departments to benefit are: The School of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Chaplaincy, Church Relations and Facilities and Capital Projects. This is a major investment by the University, considering the economic crisis that has hit many universities.

“It is important for us to prioritise Chaplaincy and Church Relations because we are a Church founded institution. Whatever we do at UCU is ministry to the people of God and this country. This was the intention of the church when it established its University,” said Prof. Mushengyezi.

The Vice chancellor Prof. Mushengyezi makes a demonstration on one of the new motorbikes. Photo/ Siyasa

He added that the van will not only aid in building relationships but it will enhance outreach programs targeting the church and other partnerships.

“Not many institutions can think of something like this because they are waiting for normality. This is a testimony that where the LORD is present, blessings flow,” said David Mugawe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration.

The cars will facilitate the Church Relations Department in strengthening relationship between the University and its founding body (The Church of Uganda).

The University Chaplain, Rev. Eng. Paul Wasswa, expressed gratitude to management’s support towards the work of God and said that they will improve coordination with chaplaincy offices in regional colleges and other UCU campuses.

Prof. Mushengyezi poses with staff of the UCU Chaplaincy and Church Relations office. Photo/Siyasa

The Church Relations Manager, Rev. Jasper Tumuhimbise, said that they are delighted to receive the van and it will enable them reach out to all dioceses in Uganda and equip the church.

The Dean of the School of Research and Post Graduate Studies, Prof. Elizabeth Kukunda Bacwayo, said that this will improve their activities which include: reaching out to UCU partners and building connections with the private sector, mother church, government and other universities in the field of research.

The rest of the cars and motorbikes were assigned to the Facilities and Capital Projects Directorate to aid in support services.