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Jackson Ssonko Re-elected President Nkumba University Alumni Association

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Jackson Ssonko, the incumbent Nkumba University Alumni Association President has secured his second term in a re-election where he contested unopposed.

Ssonko was re-elected yesterday, 10th February 2024 during the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at TS1 amidst both praise and high expectations from the fraternity members.

While delivering his acceptance speech, Ssonko expressed gratitude to the alumni Association for rallying behind him.

 

Jackson Ssonko Addresing the Convocation as Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jude Lubega keenly Looks on.

He called for unity among former students, emphasizing their collective responsibility in shaping the future of their alma mater.

Ssonko also assured the convocation that his re-election was a result of deliberate effort and commitment, “I am not here by mistake. I worked for this, I love it, and I am here to accomplish a task.” Said Ssonko.

”We are embarking on a journey of rebuilding our institution.”He added.

 

Members of the Alumni at the Convocation.



During his first term, Ssonko led various transformative projects, including the construction of the University Perimeter wall, the paving of walkways, and the restoration of the University signpost at S&S Mall.


He also initiated programs fostering networking, mentorship, and career development, equipping university finalists with essential work readiness skills.

Ssonko now returns for a second term in office determined to build a vibrant alumni network, promote the core values of Nkumba University, and provide support for students’ career development.

Highlighting the plans for the future, Ssonko unveiled the Alumni body’s initiative to construct a four-story hub, valued at 2 billion shillings.

According to Ssonko, the hub will become a Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (CLEI) aimed at fostering innovation and growth.


In his address, Nkumba University Vice Chancellor, Professor Jude Lubega, urged unity among the Alumni members, emphasizing its pivotal role in the development of the university. “The Alumni is the core part of our institution, and I am certain when you work in unison, we will move this university to where we want it to be.”

The Academic Registrar, Dr. Frank Pio Kiyingi, who presided over the election, congratulated Ssonko and also echoed the need for unity among alumni members.

Dr. Frank Pio Kiyingi, the Academic Registrar -NU congratulating Jackson Ssonko.

 


Notably, Mr. Kamusiime Samuel retained his position as Vice President, with Nakibinge Matilda elected as General Secretary, Wavamuno Tonny as Publicity Secretary, and Nanyonga Jackline as Treasurer.


Other elected officials will serve in various capacities, including Deputy General Secretary-Nabasumba Juliet, Deputy Publicity Secretary-Walusimbi Kim khasim, and Nakato Pauline as Deputy Treasurer.


Former Guild president Ssebowa Abdallahi Duga (1998-1999) will head the Project and Infrastructural Committee, while Mr. Kabakubya Bashir will lead the legal committee.

PHOTO: Former Guild president Ssebowa Abdallahi Duga. 


The newly elected committee took oath immediately and will serve a three-year term, ending in December 2026.

Executive Members – NUAA


Briefly About Jackson Ssonko


Jackson Ssonko clinched Nkumba University Alumni Presidency in 2018 serving through to 2023.

He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Bunga where he has contributed significantly to various humanitarian projects and championed initiatives related to education, healthcare, and sustainable development.

Part of the Alumni Members shortly after the election of the new executive//Japheth Godwin Walakira.
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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."
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