The Health Ministry has appointed Dr. Robert Mukembo, the head of medical services at Gulu University to serve as a member on the Uganda Pharmacy Board. The appointment was announced by Health Minister Dr. Ruth Aceng Ocero in a June 27 letter to Dr. Mukembo seen by Uganda Radio Network.
“I am pleased to appoint you to serve as a member of the pharmacy board representing the Uganda Medical Association in accordance with sect 1 of the Pharmacy and Drug Act 1970 Cap 280, laws of Uganda 2000 edition,” Reads in parts Dr. Aceng’s letter.
Dr. Mukembo expressed excitement about the appointment and pledged to deliver his best to the Board with the trust invested in him. “Am humbled to add another stone to our country’s building and elevate the name of Gulu University higher,” he said.
Prof. George Openjuru Ladaah, the Gulu University Vice-Chancellor lauded the appointing authority saying it’s a vote of confidence on the products of the learning Institution.
“This is good news, and it is a confirmation and recognition of Dr. Mukembo’s capacity of service to this nation. This should make him demonstrate that Medical Doctors trained at Gulu University are at another level of service and quality”. Said Prof Openjuru.
About Dr. Mukembo Dr Mukembo Robert was a medical student at Gulu University Faculty of Medicine where he served as the University Guild President between 2016 to 2017. He graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery. He was recruited by the University in 2021 as the Head of health services.