The Executive Director of Uganda Road Fund; Awitong. Eng. Dr. Michael Okune Odongo was recently awarded Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK. It is the highest award for a Civil Engineer in the Commonwealth and all UK territories. The ceremony took place on 4th December 2017 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.
The first Royal Charter of the Institution of Civil Engineers was granted by King George IV on 3 June, 1828. The current ROYAL CHARTER of 11 June, 1975 was granted by QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
Fellow is the highest grade of membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers. It is awarded to members engaged in a position of responsibility in the promotion, planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of important engineering work. Fellows are entitled to use the letters FICE after their name.
“Fellow is the highest grade of membership of the Institution and is for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession or have advanced the practice of engineering.”
Eng. Dr. Michael Odongo who is also the Chairman of the Engineers Registration Board stated: “To be awarded the status of Fellow is a great honor which recognizes my work as a Civil Engineer and my contribution to Engineering in the Commonwealth”.
Awitong Eng. Dr. Michael Odongo Okune further stated “The Institution does a great deal to promote excellence in the civil engineering profession and I am delighted to have been accepted as a Fellow. Membership of the ICE is well respected throughout the world and I look forward to contributing to the industry and profession for many more years.”
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a qualifying body aiming to promote and progress the civil engineering profession. It is the per-eminent engineering institution in the world. Established as a learned society in 1818, it has 90,000 members worldwide and provides a voice for civil engineering, continuing professional development and promoting best practice throughout the industry.
Eng. Dr. Michael Odongo was also earlier this year elected by the People of Lango as the Wonyaci – King of Lango. This recognition by the Queen of England is yet another achievement to augment rather his colorful leadership excellence.