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Mak DHR Recognises Mrs. Sennoga-Zake’s Dedicated Service

It was a moment of joy when the former Manager, Staff Training and Development, Welfare and Retirement Benefits, Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake accompanied by her family joined staff from the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) and other invited guests to celebrate her dedicated service to Makerere University. The farewell party was held at the Makerere University Guest House Gardens on Thursday, 14th March 2019.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake thanked her colleagues in the Directorate of Human Resources for inviting her to such a great function as they bid her farewell and advised them to treasure their jobs so as to uphold the good name of the University. She expressed her gratitude to the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for the endless support rendered to her and to the Directorate of Human Resources.

I convey my appreciation to Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for the support rendered to me when he was still the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, and even when he became the Vice Chancellor the door to his office was always open to me, said Mrs. Sennoga-Zake.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake revealed that it was because of the support from the members of the Directorate that she was able to work diligently and happily and that Makerere University holds a special place in her heart.

I have made lifetime friends at Makerere University and I regard the Directorate of Human Resources staff as my family. In that case I will always cherish and remain part of Makerere University forever, said Mrs. Sennoga-Zake.

She advised colleagues to dedicate themselves towards their work as this will lead them to better positions. She also encouraged them to always look out for each other, not only in good times, but also in times of sorrow because that is what friends do for each other. Mrs. Sennoga-Zake thanked members of Management, the Directorate of Human Resources and her family for the support rendered to her during the execution of duties.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake joined Makerere University as a student in 1980. On 31st May 1988, she was appointed as an Administrative Assistant in the University Secretary's Department. She was then promoted to the ranks of Senior Administrative Assistant, Assistant Secretary and Senior Assistant Secretary within the same unit in 1989, 1992 and 1999 respectively.

On 27th September 2006, she was appointed as Acting Manager of the Employment Division, on 1st August 2009 she was re-designated Senior Employment Officer in the same Division and less than a year later on 1st June 2010, she was promoted to the rank of Manager.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake was on 1st July 2016 transferred to the position of Manager, Staff Training and Development, Welfare and Retirement Benefits. She was then appointed as Acting Director, Directorate of Human Resources on 1st July 2017 and following the Appointment of Mr. Andrew Abunyang as substantive Director, she resumed her managerial duties on 12th April 2018. On 21st November 2018, she reached the mandatory retirement age of sixty years and officially retired from University service.

Representing the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Dr. Umar Kakumba applauded the Directorate of Human Resources for organizing a farewell party for Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake which is a sign of appreciation for her dedicated service rendered to the Directorate.

It is a great pleasure for me to join you all this evening at this happy occasion, as we bid farewell to one of our very own long serving colleagues Mrs. Dorothy Sennoga-Zake. The fact that we are all gathered here speaks volumes of not only your great service to Makerere University but also of your warm personality. Please accept my sincere appreciation of both these aspects, said Dr. Kakumba.

He revealed that it is rare to find someone who has served the same institution for over thirty years and upon retirement, is still full of vigor and passion just like Mrs. Sennoga-Zake and therefore, her efforts are worth appreciating. Dr. Kakumba then handed over a plaque and other gifts to Mrs. Sennoga-Zake in recognition of her dedicated service.

Speaking on behalf of the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources, the Director, Mr. Andrew Abunyang described Mrs. Sennoga-Zake as a patient and kind woman who wishes every one well and prayed that God would bless her with more years.

He thanked Mrs. Sennoga-Zake for the warm reception accorded to him in the Directorate of Human Resources and for briefing him on the policies of the University and how to run the Directorate. This, he noted, helped him easily fit into the Makerere University environment.

Mr. Abunyang requested the staff and everyone present to follow in Mrs. Sennoga-Zake's footsteps, deliver good services to the university and retire peacefully when their time comes.

Mrs. Sennoga-Zake has been professional, a good team leader and above all exemplary, I would like to urge the staff in the Directorate of Human Resources to emulate her, Mr. Abunyang advised.

Mrs. Edith Bazanye, a sister to Mrs. Sennoga-Zake revealed that her sister is blessed for having worked with friendly and caring people from the Directorate of Human Resources. She also thanked Makerere University staff for looking after Mrs. Sennoga-Zake throughout the 30 years she spent while working at the Institution.

Source: Makerere University

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