By Ronald Musoke
Dr. John Mango, the Dean School of Physical Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) at Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university, has been elected to serve on the executive of the prestigious Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) for a two year renewable term.
Mango becomes the first Ugandan Mathematician to serve on the SAMSA executive.
The appointment took place at the SAMSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Malawi last week.
Mango was nominated and to the surprise of many, he emerged as one of the best three candidates, polling 28 votes ahead of his peers from southern Africa.
He said his appointment was a result of an excellent outcome of the Makerere-Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) bilateral cooperation that sponsored him for the trip to the SAMSA conference.