UNSA ELECTIONS: Makerere University's Lillian Aber at the edge of winning UNSA's Presidential seat

UNSA ELECTIONS: Makerere University's Lillian Aber at the edge of winning UNSA's Presidential seat
President Museveni at the opening of UNSA AGM in Soroti.
President Museveni at the opening of UNSA AGM in Soroti.

Student leaders under their umbrella body Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) are camping in Soroti for their annual general meeting. Top on their agenda is voting new leaders that will steer the body for the year 2015/2016.

The meeting that will end on Friday 30th Jan was officially opened by the Patron, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Monday 26th January 2015. The Ugandan President left the delegates smiling  after giving UNSA 50 million shillings to foster the running of the body’s activities.

As UNSA leadership is concerned, tension is high at the camping site in Soroti. Two ambitious ladies and one gentleman have so far expressed interest in replacing Matanda Abubakar as UNSA President.

Lilian Aber, Makerere University Guild Vice President.
Lilian Aber, Makerere University Guild Vice President.

Those in the Presidential race include:

However, the race is bent and tight between the two ladies and chances are high that a female student will win the elections this year 2015.

“You know how emotionally appealing ladies are, I can’t wait to see a female president heading UNSA this time”, a delegate who was not comfortable mentioning his name whispered to Campus Times.

Nagenjwa Sharon from UCU.
Nagenjwa Sharon from UCU.

According to some delegates that Campus Times talked too, Lillian Aber has won the hearts of many. She seems to be their favorite candidate and she is most likely to become the next UNSA President 2015/2016.

Over 300 delegates from the different institutions across Uganda are in Soroti to decide the next President. UNSA publicity says elections shall be conducted on Friday 30th Jan 2015.

“We have whatever is needed to conduct a free and fair election”, UNSA publicity told The Campus Times.

Mulundu Edgar Wandwasi, the Guild President of MUST.
Mulundu Edgar Wandwasi, the Guild President of MUST.

Uganda National Students Association UNSA is a democratically elected National Students Council (NSC) formed under Section 30 of the Education Act.

Though UNSA is constituted to be the voice and support of students in post primary academic institutions, the body’s activities and roles are less known to most students apart from a few with keen interest in it.

This has thus left many wondering whether Uganda National Students Association is really relevant to the students’ struggles. Perhaps, your guess might be as good as mine.

Also See: Out going student leaders of Uganda National Students Association (Elected in Feb 2014).
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