NEWS– Ntungamo District Students’ leaders under their umbrella body of Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) have elected new leadership.
UNSA is an Umbrella organization for all students in post primary institutions in Uganda and each district in Uganda has a Secretariat for UNSA.
While addressing the students during the Ntungamo District UNSA delegates Convention held at Kyamate Secondary school Multipurpose Hall on Saturday, the speaker of Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) NEC representative Agaba Kenneth Ankunda cited lack of orientation and sensitization as one the most bottlenecks that are affecting the performance and relevance of the Association at the district level across the country.
Ankunda noted that most of the students see it as irrelevant to subscribe to Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) because their leaders were not oriented and inducted on the principles of association.
He tasked the head teachers and patrons to engage the students in decision making such that they can debate on the issues affecting them at schools.
The Ntungamo District Education officer Fred Bahati who is also the UNSA patron challenged the new leadership to be a bridge between students and administration instead of being reactionary forces to fight against the school.
Bahati asked the UNSA leaders to be the ears and eyes of their schools as the only way to avert indiscipline cases that have caused strikes in many schools.
The UNSA district coordinator Bemanya Alfred thanked the schools and patrons for subscribing to the association and participating in it’s activities. However, Bemanya condemned immorality in some schools asking the leaders to fight aggressively to stop the vice.
The Head teacher Kyamate SS Arinaitwe Emmanuel implored the new leaders to eradicate inter schools conflicts which are rampant in the district, crippling their development.
Kamugisha Marvelous of Muntuyera High School won the UNSA Chairmanship for Ntungamo branch after trouncing Nickson Niwandinda of Kyamate Secondary School with a margin difference of 2 votes.
The outgoing chairperson, Nyakahitana Jonan called on fellow students to embrace leadership saying that they are present leaders and for the future.
UNSA Ntungamo district chapter leadership seats were chosen as follows, Chairperson: Kamugisha Marvelous of Muntuyera High School
Vice chairperson: Jenifer Katusiime of Kyamate Secondary School. Speaker: Jonan Twinoburyo from Muntuyera High School.
Deputy Speaker: Patience Mumwesigye from Five star high School. General Secretary: Amutuhaire Tony Blair from Five Star High School, Secretary for Finance: Asasira Derrick from Rwentobo High School, Secretary for Inter School Affairs: Barigye-Bekwatsizo.
Secretary for Women Affairs: Ahimbise Promise from Five Star High School.
Secretary for Information and Publicity: Peter Atuhaire from St. Paul’s Vocational Sec. Kagarama, Secretary for School Affairs: Kamukama Lucky from Ntungamo High School, Assistant General Secretary: Cissy Atukwatse of Kyamate Sec. School.
Ahimbisibwe Crescent from Rwashamaire High School was chosen as Secretary for National School affairs.
Mpumwire Magambo who was chief guest appealed to the newly elected leaders to be patriotic and serve diligently as they concentrate on their studies. Magambo awarded the outgoing cabinet certificate of appreciation.