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Prof Mondo Kagonyera


Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera is a Ugandan veterinarian, politician, Academic, and University administrator who was born in Kabuga Village, Rukungiri District, in the Western Region of Uganda, circa 1941, to Zakaria Kagonyera and Elizabeth Kirihura.

 He attended Kigezi College Butobere for his O-Level studies before he was admitted to Royal College Nairobi for his A-Level education. He studied at the University of Nairobi, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree in the early 1960s. Later, he went on to obtain a Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine, from the University of California Davis, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy from the same Institution.

In 1971, following graduation from the University of California with his Master of Science degree, Kagonyera joined Makerere University as a lecturer. He was instrumental in establishing the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, which has since morphed into the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & BioSecurity. He also served as the Chairman of the University appointments board from 1993 until 1999. He left the University to join Ugandan politics in 1998. As a politician, he served as the Member of Parliament for the Rubabo constituency in Rukungiri District and as a Minister for general duties in the Prime Minister's office.

He also served as the deputy managing director of the Ugandan National Social Security Fund from 2006 until 2008.

Prof.Mondo Kagonyera was the Chancellor of Makerere University in Uganda a post he served for many years.

Currently, he is the CHANCELLOR of Kampala University, East African University Rwanda, The East African University Nairobi-Kenya and Kabale University.