Guild Electoral Commission sworn in at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU)

Guild Electoral Commission sworn in at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU)
The Guild Electoral Commission at Uganda Technology and Management University take an oath
The Guild Electoral Commission at Uganda Technology and Management University take an oath

The Electoral Commission mandated to organize and conduct the first Guild elections at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) has been sworn in.

The news team caught up with Kenneth Twesigye, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission right after the swearing –in ceremony and asked him about his strategy and how he took up the chairperson-ship.

Q: Congratulations! How does it feel to be in this position?

A: I am extremely honored and humbled to have been entrusted with such authority. I am now the Badru Kiggundu of the University. To those who selected me to this position, I am highly indebted to you and I pledge to perform to the best of my ability and deliver free and elections. It is a pleasure to be part of the Uganda Technology and Management University student leadership.

Q: Why do you think you were selected among all other students?

A: I have interacted with most of the students and I think along the way, some of my peers may have spotted competence in me. I am an open minded person, approachable, adaptable and always willing to take up responsibility when opportunity presents itself.

I am confident and a good public speaker which could have been an added advantage. I have made presentations before numerous audiences of both students and staff. I am an active member of the University, have taken part in Innovation Saturday and coordinated information for the Guild Constitution among others things.

Q: How do you intend to deal with election malpractices?

A: I will not be working alone. My team and I intend to come up with a strategy and work at it tactfully. We have absolute capability to organize and conduct these elections and we will present the results with utmost honesty and integrity.

You see, I have a lengthy history in leadership. I hold various leadership roles not only at UTAMU but also in other organizations. I was also once a Deputy Head prefect at St. Paul’s Seminary, Religious Leader at Kings Way High School and President, Science Club and above all, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the 21st Century Fortune-Systems. I hold numerous certificates in Leadership, teamwork and many others. So, my experience and leadership skills will also come in handy.

Q: What should the electorate expect?

A: Now that we have been sworn in as stipulated in article 64(7) of the UTAMU Guild Constitution, we will embark on drafting a roadmap for the Guild Elections.

What follows after that will be setting dates for campaigns, sensitization of students on the respective positions they will be contesting for and their requirements.

This whole process will climax into what we expect to be competitive, well planned and executed Guild Elections. The Guild President has to be the choice of the student body!

Let me say that the Commission is ready, and whoever has plans to thwart our efforts, stand warned!

The ceremony was presided over by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jude T. Lubega together with the Director for Academic Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rehema Baguma.

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