KAMPALA – Dr. Lawrence Muganga, who was taken into custody by the military on Thursday afternoon, is a Ugandan national.
Victoria University Vice Chancellor, who trained in Canada for several years, holds a Ugandan national ID No. CM9603210KCCG.
According to Buganda’s culture, his surname Muganga is a name given to a male child from the otter clan (Ngonge).
A military spokesperson Col. Ronald Kakurungu had earlier said that Dr. Muganga had been arrested over illegal stay in the country and espionage activities.
Who is Dr. Lawrence Muganga?
The CMI arrested Dr Lawrence Muganga, the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University in Kampala grew up in Kyazanga
His parents relocated to Rwanda in 1994, he did his master degree at Makerere, and is believed to have been sponsored by Rwanda’s presidents office. The same office sent him to Holland for another course.
He did his military training in Gabiro and Intelligence training in Kibuye (presently known as Karongi). He worked in Rwanda’s President office as a researcher. The President’s office got him a PHD scholarship to Edmonton, Canada, this was a scholarship that allowed him to move with family to Canada. In Canada, he became the chairperson of RPF in Edmonton.When James Kabarebe visited Vancouver, Canada in November 2017, the boy invited him to address Rwandans in Edmonton.
His a personal friend to Gen Mugambage who now seats on Uganda desk. He is believed to have got the Vice Chancellor job at Victoria through Andrew Mwenda.“He was arrested by joint Security Forces in connection with espionage and illegal stay in the country,” Col. Kakurungu said.
However facts are that, Dr. Muganga is a Ugandan with Uganda national identification number due to expire in 2029. He also holds a Canadian passport valid till January 2026.
Dr. Muganga is a proud record holder of success in providing policy advice, independent and analysis, clear and easy-to-read research products has held positions in Canada, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. He is also skilled at identifying and explaining complex policy and strategy issues and researching contentious issues
He focused on researching, planning, developing, implementing, and assessing policies that contribute towards human capital development and improving the quality of life for populations.
He says he works with universities, think tanks, research and policy institutes, governments, multi-national development agencies, not-forprofit organisations, and corporations.
He is an award-winning writer and author, researcher, educator, international curriculum speaker, public policy practitioner, strategy advisor, development, and management specialist.
Muganga earned his master’s degree in economic policy management from Makerere University and a PhD in educational administration and leadership from the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a higher education teaching certification from Harvard University, Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning.
He advises schools, governments, multi-national agencies, international aid organisations, education managers, and administrators.
He also supports curriculum development experts, educators, learning facilitators, trainers, and independent citizens searching for solutions to better the education systems, to deliver meaningful learning.
His advice is grounded in the urgent need to equip students with the skills required to address the 21stcentury challenges.