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Mwanje Gideon Sets Eyes On Uganda Law Students’ Association Presidency

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In an exclusive interview with Nkumba University News, Mwanje Gideon, the incumbent President of Nkumba University law Society, revealed his intentions to vie for the Uganda Law Student’s Association (ULSA) presidency.

Mwanje, popularly known as Batapa, expressed confidence in his ability to lead a society of such magnitude, citing his active involvement in previous association activities.

He emphasized his experiences with law presidents’ meetings, the Bar bench forum, and engagement with the Uganda Law Society as valuable preparation for the ULSA presidency.


” I have what it takes, I am laying down a five-point manifesto, which pricesly captures promoting unity among association members, initiating the ULSA journal and magazine, lobbying for the association’s funds basket, enhancing branding, and fostering collaborations with other law student associations beyond Uganda.” Said Mwanje

“I believe with unity, the association can achieve the impossible.” He added.

He is now calling upon fellow Law Societies Presidents from various Universities to rally behind him as he seeks to foster leadership endowed with accountability and authenticity, a kind he believes will resonate with the association’s slogan, ‘Stronger together.’

Mwanje Gideon’s landslide victory in the Nkumba University law society’s presidential election on March 24th, 2023, propelled him into the spotlight.

Mwanje Gideon, (3R) Pausing for a photo moment with the Uganda Law society CEO Senior Counsel Moses Okwaligo and other Student’s Law societies Presidents earlier this year// Courtesy Photo.

Since assuming office, he has made significant contributions to Nkumba University’s legal community, founding the Nkumba University School of law research club, Nkumba law students Journal, Nkumba University students’ magazine, and being a founding member of the moot court society.

The Uganda Law Students Association is an umbrella Organization that unites over 14 law faculties across the country with the purpose of working together in advancing legal training.

The Association was born out of the need to bring together Student’s Law societies in Uganda and enable not only interaction but also mutual discussion on issues concerning apportunities and challenges encountered in studying Law and how to amicably maneuver as students.


Currently, Percy Christopher Mpindi from Makerere University is the association’s seating president. Mpindi was elected on Saturday 22nd October 2022, during the Association’s general elections at Victoria university.

As Mpindi’s tenure comes to an end, Student’s Law Society presidents are set to convene on 2nd August, 2023 at IUIU Law Society- Kampala campus for the general election that will usher in a new leader. Mwanje Gideon is poised to make a mark.

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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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