By Lawrence Mushabe
The President Rotary Club of Nkumba University Francis Sserunjoji has officially passed the baton of the institution to a new leader. The club that has existed for more than 25 years at the institution treasured achievements of the pre current leader in a function theme by, “Rotary Opening Opportunities”
The handover ceremony held at Banana gardens in Garuga also included the handover of other Institution based Clubs like Rotaract Club of Meteorology – Entebbe, Rotaract of the Institute of Survey and land Management – Entebbe among others.
Francis Xavier Sserunjoji, the outgoing President while handing over said he has reached some of the destined future prospects that he promised to implement while taking on office. He however also had some unfulfilled commitments, resulting from the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Sserunjoji handed over to Nuwasiima Annitah. Both the previous and current leaders are third year students, pursuing bachelor’s degree of Law.
“It has been a good opportunity to serve as the President of Rotary. It has really mentored me, introduced me to charity through the youth. I have engaged many students at the University get involved into Rotary. I hope new president is empowered and shall keep the candle burning.” Sserunjoji explained.
He prides in increasing membership of the club, from 50 to 80 active members, carrying out a healthy week through joint fellowships with University of Kisubi, participation in several activities such as District rotary activities and projects including the cancer run and, carrying out a blood donation campaign at Nkumba University.
Mercy Kainobwisho, the guest of honour and current President of the Rotary Club of Bukoto, while installing the new leader said, she is glad to have new breed of young leaders joining rotary to empower their careers, though the pandemic also still lays a hard topic.
“Rotarians have had difficult to meet each other due to the pandemic but we have managed to keep in touch with our fellow Rotarians and such youth have since been receiving extract empowering skills and mentorship from their Mother Rotary Cubs of Entebbe.” Mercy noted.
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