Few days after Nyabyeya Forest College (NFC) in Masindi handed over ten (10) hectares of land to Makerere University in a bid to enhance practical forestry training, Makerere has unveiled plans to use the land provided for the establishment of a training forest plantation which will help in enhancing practical training and research.
The land was handed over by the NFC Principal Mr Godfrey Akubonabona to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on 15th August 2018. The ten-hectare land handover was followed by a Memorandum of Understanding which signed between the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and Nyabyeya Forestry College.
Shortly after receiving the land, Prof. Nawangwe described Nyabyeya Forestry College as a centre of excellence in training foresters and went ahead to thank the college for training Makerere students over the past years.
“I must commend those who have been resilient to keep this place in difficult times. I also commend the Principal Nyabyeya Forest College for the transformations during his two years in office,” Nawangwe was quoted last week.
Among the officials that witnessed the handover of ten hectares of land to Makerere include Director Legal Affairs Mr Henry Mwebe, the Principal CAES Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, his deputy Dr Gorettie Nabanoga, the Dean School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Prof. Mnason Tweheyo, Deans and Heads of units from CAES.