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ABOUT KITOVU MOBILE

Kitovu Mobile Board

Fr. Edward Anselm Ssemwogerere

(Chairperson, Board of Directors)

Fr. Edward Anselm Ssemwogerere is a Priest of Masaka Diocese. He is the Internal Auditor and Projects Supervisor of the Diocese. He holds an MBA and he is a Senior Lecturer at Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi with a lecturing experience of 14 years. Edward is more oriented to the field of Management, Financial Management and Entrepreneurship.

He has served on several Boards since 1993 like Buyamba Primary School, Villa Maria Hospital, Kitovu Hospital, Uganda Martyrs University Governing Council, Masaka Diocesan Health Board, Masaka Diocesan Finance Board. He has been involved in crafting Strategic plans for various organizations. He is a trainer in areas of Financial Management, Organization behavior, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance. He serves the church and nation in many other capacities as a priest and a good citizen. He is the Chairman of Kitovu Mobile.

Mr Bagarukayo Alexander

(Vice Chairperson, Board of Directors and Chairperson, Kitovu Mobile Community SACCO)

Mr Bagarukayo Alexander is a retired District Community Development Officer with an experience in childcare and protection, government-donor funded projects designing and implementation that span 31 years.

He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Social Administration.

Alex has a rich experience in designing community-based interventions in child protection and community development at district and national levels. He was a national trainer for para-social workers for three years.

He implemented projects as manager or focal point with Save the Children, DANIDA, Concern Worldwide, ILO and World Bank aimed at consolidating community based childcare and protection structures, community rights initiatives in development interventions. He is one of the pioneers of the public private partnerships response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic in Rakai district.

He has served on Boards of Kiteredde Vocational Institute, Rakai Community Based Health Project, Kyotera Medical Centre and twice served as a minister in the Obwakamuswaga Chiefdom.  Alex also served as Head of the Laity in his home Catholic Parish. He also served as Chairperson of Rakai District Employees Cooperative Society and “Agafa e Rakai” Editorial Committee

Justus Rugambwa

(Board Member)

He is a passionate leader of community based development programs and institutions with a background working with community based health systems, social enterprises, civil society advocacy and in development programs leadership. With a political science academic background, he holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Management and is a certified Facilitator of Organizational Learning and Development.

Justus has progressively managed projects as District project team leader, regional program manager and national programs development manager with Actionaid Uganda. Justus has also served as Executive Director of DENIVA, a Ugandan national NGO network and as well as a Governance Advisor with USAID supported Private Health Support Activity implemented by Cardno Emmerging Markets USA. Justus is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board of Kitovu Mobile.

Fr George William Lubega

(Treasurer/ Chairperson, Finance Committee)

Fr George William Lubega is a priest of Masaka Diocese. He is the in charge of St.Joseph’s Printery, Kitovu Diocese, a charge he has executed since 2005. George has since 1987, served Masaka Diocese in various capacities including: Curate, Kitovu Parish (1978), Diocesan Youth Chaplain (1979-81). He has undertaken studies as a priest, in Mass Communication studies at Daystar University, Kenya and Development Studies in Republic of Ireland. He was the In charge, Social Communication Office, Masaka Diocese (1983-85), Priest, Kimanya Parish (1986-88), Diocesan Treasurer General (1989-91), Director, Caritas MADDO (1992-96) and Director Caritas MADDO (1998-2005).

Immaculate Nakityo Lwanga

(Chairperson, Programs Committee)

Immaculate Nakityo Lwanga holds a degree in social sciences and Master’s degree in Gender Studies. She has participated in a number of short-term trainings including but not limited to PRA, PLA, M&E, Leadership and management, project planning and management as well as Rights Based Programming.

With approximately 20 years of work experience, she has designed; implemented and managed community based programmes and projects through direct implementation and partnerships. She has coordinated and technically supported small and big budget projects managed through local partnerships and multi country consortia. Such programmes mainly addressed issues related to livelihood, education, and health, HIV, and OVC. Her experience also ranges from managing PEPFAR (CDC, USAID) to CIDA and CSF funded projects.

Mr Sylvester Kule

(Board Member)

Mr Kule holds a BSc. in Agriculture and MSc. in Agro-Ecology.

He is currently the Program Director Formation/Training at Bethany Land Institute (BLI) in Kasana-Luweero Diocese in Luweero District

He has served as the Principal and Vice Director of St. Matthias Agricultural College in Masaka Diocese in Rakai District.  Kule is Founder member of Give a Goat-Africa in Kasese District and served as its Executive Director till 2017.  He currently serves as Chairman School Management Committee (SMC) of Rwenguhyo Primary School in the Diocese of Kasese in Kasese District and Chairman Board of Directors Sustainable Agriculture Trainers Network (SATNET) of the Rwenzori Region

Dr. Mwesezi Henry

(Board Member)

Dr. Mwesezi Henry is a health professional with over 22 years of medical practice and health services management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery (MUK) and a Master of sciences degree in Health services Management. He worked as a medical doctor, coordinator of HIV programs at Villa Maria hospital-Masaka for 12 years. For the past ten years, Henry has been working with Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) – the Health department of the Uganda Episcopal conference, designing and coordinating HIV programs for high volume health facilities accredited to UCMB. He has participated in drafting districts HIV and hospital strategic plans, several governing documents, led designing and programming of several HIV programs of Catholic founded health facilities and serves as a member Board of Governors for Kitovu hospital chairing the Quality Assurance committee and member Board of Directors Kitovu Mobile Limited in Masaka. He has worked with several donors, familiar with USAID, CDC, Global Fund among others. Currently, he works as the PFNP Regional Manager for the Inter Bureau Coalition an Interfaith health platform bringing together the four Medical Bureaus (Uganda Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and Orthodox) to implement the CDC funded Masaka Region HIV Epidemic Control program in partnership with Rakai Health Sciences Program covering 12 districts for the private not for profit sub-sector.

Fr. Emmanuel Katabaazi

Fr Katabaazi is a Catholic Priest of Masaka Diocese ordained in 1996, aged 53. He has a Master of Science in Health Services Management from Nkozi University, a Bachelor of Divinity and a Bachelor Philosophy from Makerere University. He has served in different capacities, as a Coordinator of Schools, a country pastor and Coordinator of Health Services in Masaka Diocese for the last 15 years.

He has been involved in building the Diocesan health care systems for the 38 health institutions spread all over the nine districts covered by Masaka Diocese, designing and implementation of community based projects in the area of HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, nutrition, micro finance, safe birth and community engagement for norms change, parenting, post violence care, gender based violence and economic empowerment of vulnerable groups. As Coordinator of Health Services, he has been heavily involved in the distribution of medicines and Pharmaceuticals to health service providers in Masaka Region through the JMS Outlet at Masaka. He has also been a member of Boards of Directors for various Health and Educational Institutions.

Dr Theopista Wandira

(Board Member)

Dr Wandira is the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Harriohouse Uganda. Shse holds a Degree of philosophy (PhD) in Educational Management from Makerere University.

She is a retired appointed Principal of Primary Teachers’ Colleges (PTCs), a charge she did for 22 years, superintending PTCs which included Ndegeya (16 years) Ggaba and Busuubizi PTCs,Dr

A teacher by profession, Dr Wandiira has lectured at Kyambogo University and served on several Boards of Women Organisations and Secondary Schools.