Museum Milestones

Nineteen eminent and qualified people were identified, proposed and tentatively appointed or selected on UIMRC Board of Directors. This maiden  Board of Directors was inaugurated on 26th March, 2019 at Hotel Africana, presided over by Al Hajji Eweki .H.E the Ambassador, professor Emeritus, Dr. Badru Kateregga, the vice Chancellor of Kampala university Original, as the chief guest.

The maiden Board of Directors list   

1Dr. Ibrahim MatovuChairman /Human resource+256-772504413
2Sh. Jawad MbogoC.E.O/ +256-701810210
3Hajji Juma .K.MiitiMember/founder+256-703208086
4Mr. Abdu Noor KibuukaMember/founder+256-701094669
5Hajji.Sowed SalehMember/founder+256-702472354
7Mr. Matovu Isa .J.Fundraising 
8Hajjati Rehema SsebagalaCommunity+256-759655395
9Prof.Katende SulaiymanTourism+256-752759976
10Eng. Muhammad NserekoEngineering+256-701730009
11Hajjati Sarah KusiimaLegal officer+256-701338055
12Hajji Abdul Kayiwaresearch+256-772419993
13Mr. Isaac Mugerwa research+256-753757757
14Hajji Abdul Karim KalisaMarketing+256-701555000
15Shk. Sulaiman +256-772957262
16Hajjat Zam Kabonekalegal 
17Dr. Masembe karamadi+256-701446068
18Sh. Sulaiman NdawulaForeign affairs 
19Ian CoulterForeign affairs

Mr. Ian T. Coulter, Hajj Abdul Kayiwa Bukanso and Hajj Isaac Mugerwa were added later.

UIMRC working relationships /partnership.

Since its inception, UIMRC has cultivated good working relationship and enjoyed development partnership from several organizations and individuals at both national and International levels. Among others include:

  • The government of Uganda (Ministry of tourism ,wildlife &Antiquities
  • The Uganda Muslim Supreme council/ UMSC
  • Makerere university –Kampala Uganda
  • Islamic University in Uganda –IUIU
  • Biblical Institute for Islamic studies Houston U.S.A
  • Inter-Religious council of Uganda (IRCU)
  • Kampala University original
  • Anglican Church of Uganda
  • The parliament of Uganda
  • Uganda Catholic church
  • The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority
  • Uganda National Council of sports (FUFA)
  • Association Nigeria Students in Uganda
  • Vijana  Agency.
  • Several secondary schools primary schools in Uganda etc.

We recognize the important contributions of:

  • Hajji Yusuf Mbazira who donated one Acre of land  in kiboga, Hoima Road, Uganda.
  • Mr. Ian Coulter (USA) through whom we obtained a computer system, scanner, and work station. He also facilitated the set up of this website.
  • Hajji Abdul Kayiwa Bukanso, who supported our fulltime museum attendant.

Initial Achievements

  • UIMRC (Islamic museum and Research Centre) has been recognized by the Commissioner of Museums, Uganda chapter as a tourism product in Uganda – Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MOTWA).
  • Various scholars and researchers are expressing interest to work with UIMRC.


  1. Inadequate personnel to man the museum
  2. Inadequate space to fully accommodate the available artifacts
  3. Inadequate office equipment, materials and other resources means of transport.

Future plans

  • To acquire land in a strategic location for the construction of UIMRC permanent Headquarters – a complex comprising of a mosque, indoor games facility, conference hall, Library, Restaurant, Shopping centre  and accommodation facilities.
  • Collaboration with eminent scholars and institutions, for research engagements and acceptable knowledge production, preservation, dissemination and transfer.

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