Guild organises 2018/19 elections

BY DOUGLAS OLUM Students at Uganda Christian University are warming up for the guild elections for this academic year. The guild Electoral Commission Secretary for Publicity, Morris Twinamatsiko, disclosed this during the freshers ball held at the basketball courts on Friday, September 28, saying that the process would start in October. The upcoming elections will see students choose a new Guild President and Members of Parliament for the faculties of Science and Technology, Business, Law, Journalism, Media and Communication. They will also elect representatives for the School of Medicine, Social…

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Ampeire confirmed BBUC guild chief

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BY ELIJAH TWINOMUHWEZI Following an election petition that was filed by David Kule Nzerembende, one of the losing candidates for the 2016 Bishop Barham University College (BBUC) guild presidential elections, the college’s Elections Tribunal has ruled in favour of Jacob Ampeire. Kule had petitioned the Electoral Commission on grounds that voters who were not students had cast ballots in favour of Ampeire. Backed by 160 students, on November 16 he protested the election result that had declared Ampeire the new guild president. The tribunal in its ruling said Jacob Ampeire…

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Guild electoral commissioners fired over abuse of office

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Mr Bob Festus H i m b i s e , the head of the guild Electoral Commission (EC) at Uganda Christian University (UCU), has been fired, together with three members of the committee. Himbise was fired on October 10, over unethical conduct and abuse of office. The other EC officials who were shown the exit are the Finance Secretary, Queen Melody Amanya, the Publicity Secretary, Derrick Kamanzi, and Raymond Lukyamuzi, the secretary to the Commission. The Director of Students’ Affairs (DOSA), Olive Ayo Birabi, said that…

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Ssenkumba is new boss of Law Society at UCU

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT In what seemed like a heavenly sigh of relief, the UCU Law Society that has been without its top leadership finally has elected a president, in the gallant name of Caesar Ssenkumba. Ssenkumba is a fourth year LLB student and a remarkable tennis player. Facing off with Doreen Nyangoma Kagambe, Ssenkumba won with 163 votes against Nyangoma’s 158. Judging by the voter demographic,the by-election proved to be a tough and cut-throat competition. Surprisingly, it also illustrated so much peacefulness as the voters cast their ballots. In contrast…

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