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