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Nkumba University Kampala Campus Rallies Community For ‘Bulungi Bwansi’

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Nkumba University Kampala Campus Guild Council, in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) -Rubaga Division and Migrant Worker’s Voice, on Thursday 9th November, 2023 organized a community clean-up dubbed ‘Bulungi Bwansi.’

The exercise which started at 9 am saw over 30 students and community members sweeping, picking litter, and unclogging trenches along Kabaka Njagala Road.

 

The Guild Speaker Dhabangi Geofrey (In a Maroon shirt) being exemplary // Japeth Godwin Walakira

Kiiza Clement, Minister of Transport at KCCA – Rubaga Division, expressed gratitude to Nkumba University.

“We are privileged to have Nkumba University as part of our community, and as University students, it is good to support your community, well done,” said Kiiza.

“We have come to join in because there is need to nurture our youth into responsible citizens.” he added.

According to Kiiza, “It has always been Kabaka’s call to have youth spearhead ‘Bulungi Bwansi’.”

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A student gets dirty unclogging ta trench // Japeth Godwin Walakira

Kampala Campus Guild Governor, Abdallah Kayonde, emphasized the essential role of students in maintaining a clean community, “It is our role as youth of this area to have a clean and litter-free royal mile.”

Kayonde also commended the Migrant Worker’s Voice and KCCA-Rubaga Division for heeding the call.

Dhabangi Geofrey, Guild Speaker of Parliament at Nkumba University Kampala Campus, called on other universities in Kampala to follow suit, “We have done this, and we pray that it will serve as an example to our colleagues in other Universities. To have a clean city, we need everyone on board.”

Kiiza Clement, Minister in charge of transport at KCCA Rubaga Division addressing participants // Japeth Godwin Walakira

‘Bulungi Bwansi’ which refers to the Beauty of the Earth is traced back to the 60s, originating as relentless communal work in Buganda.

The exercise required everyone to do good for the well-being of the Kingdom.

Today, ‘Bulungi Bwansi’ has expanded to schools, organizations, families, and individuals doing good in their communities.

Nkumba University Student’s Guild Council spearheaded the clean-up, aligning with the academic institution’s commitment to fulfilling it’s third role which focuses on community engagement.

Guild Governor, Abdalla kayonde (with blue helmet) briefing participants moments before kickoff //Japeth 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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