Dr. Ssemaluulu Paul Mukasa

Dr. Ssemaluulu Paul Mukasa

Dr. Paul is the head of department of ICT at UniK.

He is a scholar of information systems with several decades’ professional and technical experience.  His doctoral dissertation identified issues that, if addressed, can help improve the design and operational success of IS projects in developing countries.

Dr Paul’s engineering and IT career spans more than 35 years and work on projects including installation of microwave systems for Entebbe airport in Kampala, setting up LANs and installing intelligent terminals (and later PCs) at the airport for several international airlines, setting up the first fiber optic network for greater Kampala with an international team of engineers from Fujitsu (Japan); planning the first Entebbe-Kampala fiber-optic network; installation, testing and commissioning of the new NEAX digital switch; added hardware and networking capacity to enhance computer teaching at Makerere University Business School; and implemented the Makerere Campus Wide Area Networking Project connecting Makerere University to Kabanyolo University, Makerere University Business School, and Mulago Hospital Pathology Department.

Most recently he has been working as the technical support member for the TSEED SIDA Project at Makerere University. At the same time he have been supervising one student on a PhD in the area of Spatial Modeling for Nodding Syndrome in Northern Uganda.

Email: pssemaluulu(at)unik(dot)ac(dot)ug
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The assessment and effective development and deployment of information systems in developing countries.

  1. Ssemaluulu P and D.W. Williams (2006).A System Dynamics Tool for IT Investments (book chapter). Kampala: Fountain Publishers.http://serval.ug/~jona/files/SREC06.pdf
  2. Ssemaluulu P and D.W. Williams (2007).Complexity and Risk, a System Dynamics Approach (book chapter). Kampala: Fountain Publishers.http://dspace.mak.ac.ug/handle/10570/1990
  3. Ssemaluulu P and D.W. Williams (2008). Use of “Flight Simulator” for Training IT Managers in Investment Decision Making.InAisbett, J., Gibbon, G., Rodrigues, A.J., Kizza, J.M. and Renardel, G.R., eds., Special Topics in Computing and ICT Research: Strengthening the role of ICT in Development. Kampala: Fountain Publishers, 4:144-159. http://dspace.mak.ac.ug/handle/10570/1915
  4. Ssemaluulu P.M., Muma, W., Mwase, M. and Katongole, P. (2010). Maternal Monitoring: Lowering Child Mortality by Use of ICTs. Fountain Publishers. http://cit.mak.ac.ug/iccir/downloads/ICCIR_10/Ssemaluulu%20Paul_%20Muma%20Wycliff_%20Mwase%20Maria_%20Katongole%20Paul_10.pdf
  5. Ssemaluulu P.M.(2012) An Instrument to Assess Information Systems Success in Developing Countries. PhD Thesis. University of Groningen.http://irs.ub.rug.nl/ppn/351215395. ISBN 978-90-367-5678-5.
  6. Mubaraka M.C, *Ssemaluulu, P.M., Maiga, G.  (2016)Architectural Design of a secure Results management information system in Uganda-International Journal of Engineering Research and Science. ISSN No. 2395-6992.
  7. Mubaraka M.C, Maiga, G.,  *Ssemaluulu, P.M. (2016)System Security as a correlate for Effective Use of Results Management Information Systems in Universities in Uganda World Journal of Research and Review. Paper ID: WJRR0303017.
  8. OngayaKizito, Ssemaluulu P.M., Oyo, B. (2017). Conceptual Modeling of Nodding Syndrome: A System Dynamics and Sequence Approaches. Published as a Book Chapter: Africa in Global Development Discourses. Edited By Prof. M. Amntabi.
  9. Ongaya, K; Ssemaluulu, P; Oyo, B &Bongomin, P. (2018). Conceptual Modeling of Nodding Syndrome: A System Dynamics and Sequence Approaches.. Journal of African Interdisciplinary Studies. 2(1), 137 – 153.
  10. Ssegawa E. James, Ssemaluulu Paul, Gonzales Vicente, BusingePhelix Mbabazi, Kareyo Margret and Alone Kimwise.  Development and Validation of a Model for Tracking Administration of Malaria Drugs in Uganda . Global Journal of Engineering Science and Researches 6(6):33-42. June 2019 ISSN 2348-8034.

Training for Sustainable Spatially Enabled e-Services Delivery in Uganda (TSSEED) Project- Makerere University with SIDA Support.

In this period the project sought to carry out spatial predictive modeling for prevalence of infectious diseases in Uganda; Epidemiology intervention without location – a blind guess; A public participatory GIS for planning e- services for solid waste management; Spatial-temporal modeling of nodding syndrome; and Automated Diagnosis and spatial temporal Modeling of Mobile Microscopic Diseases. In the same period, the project also aimed to set up laboratory to support research and training in the area of e-services.


  1. NO.2005/HD18/0022U-Mary Komunte 2005-2007. Graduated 2007. A Trust Model for Building Confidence in Business-to-Consumer Electronic Commerce Transactions-Makerere University.
  2. Nsibirwa Nsubuga Sarah 2004-2007. Graduated 2007. Modeling Factors that Affect the Water Levels in Lake Victoria. Makerere University.
  3. NO. 2005/HD18/605U– Wegulo Swaliki Byakatonda 2005-2008. Graduated 2008. A Framework for Securing Electronic Data in Institutions of Higher Learning. Makerere University.
  4. NO. 2005/HD18/619U-Nakiyemba Safina Wabuna 2005-2008. Graduated 2008. Optimising IT Potential: A Data Mart for the Credit Department of Postbank Uganda Limited. Makerere University.
  5. NO. 2005/HD18/675U-Jumba Abdu Karim 2005-2008. Graduated 2008. A Web Based Tool for Telemetering and Billing in High Voltage Power Utilities. Makerere University.
  6. NO.2008-M132-20009Semakula Paul 2008-2010. Graduated 2010. A Que Banking Manager for Performance Efficiency in Banking Halls.UMU
  7. NO. 2009 – M132 – 20019 Semwezi Andrew 2009-2011. Graduated 2011. An Online Human Resource and Students’ Information System for Higher Learning Institutions.UMU
  8. NO. 2009/HD18/16262U-Vivian Ddambya 2009-2013. Graduated January 2014. Decision Enhancement Studio to Manage Bandwidth allocation for Shared Network Services Among Government Entities in Uganda. Makerere University.
  9. NO. 2009/HD18/16342U-Baker Namulindwa 2009-2015. Graduated 2016. A Model of Information and Communication Technology Adoption in Agriculture Development. Makerere University.
  10. NO.2008/HD18/13234U–Olupot Charles 2008-2015. Graduated 2016.  An Adoption Framework for Electronic Customer Relationship Management in Developing Countries. Makerere University.
  11. NO. 2013/HD05/416U-Buwule, Rita Margret. 2012-2015. Graduated 2016. An enhanced customer self-services system for UMEME limited. Makerere University.
  1. NO.2005/HD18/0052U-Sarah Rubanga 2005-2015. Graduated 2016.  The use of Agro – Mobile Based Information Systems To The Development Of Agriculture In Rural Communities Of Uganda Makerere University.
  2. NO. 2010/HD18/1260U-Muzzha Zedekiah 2010-2016. Graduated February 2017.   Improving Provision of Monitoring Government Service Delivery in Local Councils: A Case of Kungu Local Council Community, Wakiso District Makerere University.
  3. NO.  2011/HD05/4503U-Rubaganza Robert (PGD) 2011-2016. Graduated February 2017. A Mobile Responsive Students Loan Information Management System Makerere University.
  4. NO. 2011/HD05/4756U-Naigaga Edith 2011-2016. Graduated February 2017. A Web-based Project Management System for a Multi-Project Environment. Makerere University.
  5. NO.  2013/HD05/443U-Wanambwa Joseph 2013-2016. Graduated February 2017. Employee Job Description and Performance Tracking System: A Case Study of CoCIS, Makerere University.
  6. NO. 2011/HD05/4305U-Kafuko Brenda  2011-2016. Graduated February 2017. An Information System for Monitoring Livestock Production to Help Mitigate Climate Change Effects. Makerere University.
  7.  NO. 2011/HD05/4485U-Arizio Josephine (PGD) 2011-2016. Graduated February 2017. Evaluating e-procurement implementation in Uganda. Makerere University.
  8. NO. 2011/HD05/4483U-Mwesige David .2011-2016. Graduated February 2017. A System Dynamics Model for Drug Inventory Management. Makerere University.
  9. NO. 2008/HD18/13137U- Abongomera Stella 2008-2016. Graduated February 2017. A Secure Patient Records Management System. Makerere University.
  10. Mubaraka Mike Conrad. 2013-2016 (PhD-KIU). Graduated October 2016. Effective Use of Results Management Information Systems in Universities in Uganda. KIU

1978-1981                   Technical Trainee, Analog Systems, Uganda Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (UPTC)

1981-1983                   Technical Officer, Telecommunication Systems, UPTC

1983-1987                   Senior Technical Officer, UPTC

1987-1992                   Assistant Engineer and Maintenance Officer-In-Charge, UPTC

1992-1993                   Sectional Engineer for nationwide maintenance and trainer of pupil engineers, UPTC

1993-2001                   Division Engineer/Area Manager, DTO/Entebbe, UPTC

2001-2004                   Assistant Network Administrator, Small Business Center, and Makerere University Business


2004-2006                   Part-time lecturer, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda
2004-2012                   Research Coordinator/Assistant Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

2013-   2018                Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, School of Computing and

                                                Informatics Technology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

2018-todate Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean Faculty of Science, Uganda Martyrs University



1979                            Letter of Appreciation from the Chief, Customer Services, UPTC

1997-1999                   Class chairman for 6 semesters, B.B.A. Class of 1999, Makerere University

1998                            Certificate of Appreciation from the White House Communications Agency (USA) for provision

of telecom service during the visit of US President to Uganda

2003-2004                   Class President, Master of Science in Computer Science, 2003-2004, Makerere University