The Uganda Management Institute Alumni Association (UMIAA) last week elected a new convocation for the 11-year-old association.
The meeting, held at the UMI’s graduation ground, saw Ronald Mivule elected to replace the retiring Rose Nalwanga. Formed in 2004, UMIAA brings together all the former students.
Mivule will be deputised by K-FM presenter Chris Obore, while Patrick Okeny is the new secretary Carol Kyakabale the treasurer and Isma Bagaga the publicist. Catherine Angina is the new representative for the UMI outreach centre in Gulu, Jane Joyce represents the Mbale centre while Nathan Birungi is the representative for Mbarara.
Speaking to The Observer shortly after election, Mivule said his first assignment would be to capture the details of all alumni, as a way of engaging them. He added that his leadership would also organise marathons to fundraise for the association’s activities as well as publish a quarterly newsletter to inform the alumni.
Aware of the institute’s strained resource purse, Mivule said the association would also lobby the government to inject more funds into the institute, formerly started to provide refresher courses for civil servants. Government currently foots five per cent of UMI’s total budget.
The head of public service and secretary to cabinet, John Mitala, was the chief guest, and challenged the new team to exhibit better performance during their term in office and to be excellent ambassadors of the UMI.
Source : The Observer