The car was handled over by the Executive Secretary of UNCST, Dr. Peter Ndemere at the UNCST offices in Ntinda.
The purchase of the vehicle was supported by the Millennium Science Initiative project, called “Upgrading Bsc. Surveying Degree programme” .
This project was funded by the World Bank through the National Council for Science and Technology.
In his remarks, Dr. Ndemere congratulated the Department upon winning the very competitive MSI grant and implementing the project successfully. He encouraged the Department to maintain the culture of research and urged that the innovative research ideas be commercialized and not abandoned at the end of projects.
UNCST in 2007 advertised for proposals to be funded under the Millennium Science Initiative project and the then Department of Surveying applied for this funding. The Department was successful in its application and won a grant of Shs2.3 billion, which was used in upgrading the programme, purchasing new equipment for the department, improving on staff remuneration among others.
The Ford pickup is to aid the transportation of students, equipment and staff in the field and to support the Department of Geomatics and Land Management in the Implementation of the Bsc. Geomatics and Land Management Programme. This car was supposed to be received by the department at the beginning of the project but due to procurement delays, it came to the department after the project closed.
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