Candidates seeking to fill the positions of Principal and Deputy Principal, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University on 8th December 2021 presented their plans to the general public. The activity (public presentation) is one of the components of the assessment plan for candidates aspiring to take on leadership roles at Makerere University.

The World Fisheries Day celebrated on 21st November annually presents an opportunity for stakeholders in the fishing industry to reflect on the state of Fisheries resources.

Theme of the 2021 World Fisheries Day celebrations: “Recognizing and Supporting the Contribution and Sustainable Development of Small Scale Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture”





The products from stingless bees may be little but are so valuable. Stingless bees have many benefits to various sectors of the economy, more especially the Health and Agricultural sectors. The project titled – “Exploring Forage Resources for Stingless Bees in Uganda: The Case of Meliponula bocandei” seeks to preserve them and to maximize their benefits to the economy.

It is led by Dr Perpetra Akite, Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences and supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

Members of staff from the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences together with their counterparts from Busitema University and the Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe have made several recommendations  to address the gaps in the Bill.

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2021 seeks to consolidate and reform the law relating to the management of Fisheries, fisheries products and aquaculture.