We are pleased to inform you that four academicians associated withCHUSS were among the 200 Ugandans honoured with national medals during the 51st Independence Day celebrations held in Rukungiri District yesterday. Dr Gilbert Gumoshabe, Lecturer, School of Languages, Literature and Communication received the Local Uganda Language Dictionary Writers/Publishers Medal. Others who received medals in that category are
Dr Manuel Muranga, the first Director of the Institute of Languages, also external examiner for Runyakitara and German; Mrs Alice Muhoozi, former member of staff at the Institute of Languages and Prof. Livingstone
Walusimbi, the first Head, Department of Languages.
Dr Gumoshabe, Dr Muranga and Mrs Alice Muhoozi co-authored the first thesaurus of Runyankore-Rukiga Language/Katondoozi y'Orunyankore–Rukiga with President Museveni. The 22,000-word thesaurus was published last
year. The book was written to document the language’s rich vocabulary as well as act as a springboard for a greater understanding of the Bantu languages of the region.