By Isabella Olong
- Joint Acholi students association in Lango elects new leaders
Lira – Acholi students in Lango under their joint umbrella – Acholi Students Association [ASA] have elected their leaders.
The contenders presented their manifestos before students – with many promising to promote “good academic performance and development in Lango where they reside”.
Speaking to TND News reporter after his election as chairperson of the association on International Women’s Day – 8, March, 2020, Tito Okello Lutua, said: “I’m very proud of the association and i promise to do the followings [see next paragraph].”
Mr Lutua’s election and his executives took place at Kanabera hotel located in Central division, Lira Municipality.
According to Lutua, he will improve on the excellence of performance of Acholi students association, exposing the association outside in order to create awareness about existence of their culture and fundraising money for the association.
He added, “The biggest challenge is to financially support the students that have lost their dear ones – the association will co-ordinate with other people to do fundraising to support those who have lost their dear ones.”
According to the newly elected speaker of the association Jacob Oulanya, he says: “I will bring new development, provide security during meeting, co-ordinate the association with other leaders such that their stay in Lira is peaceful.”
The outgoing clan chief (wrot) of Joint Acholi Students Association, Geoffrey Ojok Kidega who’s a student of Uganda Christian Institute in Lira (UCI) says the challenge the association is facing is, “paraphernalia for cultural performance such as drum, cloth for dancing (kon), among others”.
He suggests to incoming leaders to carryout income generating activity that will help in hiring of the above mentioned equipment so that the association remains firm.
Mr Okot urged new leaders to be firm because it is not easy to be a leader.
“You should be exemplary and live behind a legacy that people will remember you with,’’ he advised.