Changing of the guard: UCU Guild Government hands over office

By Israel Kisakye

The 23rd Guild Government of the Uganda Christian University (UCU) has handed over the office to its successors. Outgoing Guild President Agaba Kenneth Amponda handed over a file and other instruments of power, including the stamp of the Office of the UCU Guild President, to the in-coming Guild President, Racheal Sserwadda. On November 24, 2021, Sserwadda was voted into office in a virtual election. 

At the handover ceremony, conducted on January 14, 2022, the outgoing team was given certificates of recognition for their services to the university. The event was graced by Uganda’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, who pledged support towards enhancing the university’s ICT services. See the pictorial below.

Uganda’s Minister of ICT and National Guidance. Chris Baryomunsi (left) interacts with UCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (right) and students.
Uganda’s Minister of ICT and National Guidance. Chris Baryomunsi (left) interacts with UCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (right) and students.
UCU staff and Minister Chris Baryomunsi during the launch of the TV screens purchased by the outgoing guild government.
UCU staff and Minister Chris Baryomunsi during the launch of the TV screens purchased by the outgoing guild government.
Minister Chris Baryomunsi hands over the prestigious Orombi Award for outstanding performance to former Guild President Agaba Kenneth Amponda (right) who was accompanied by his mother, Ms. Akankwasa Jackline Kibingo.
Minister Chris Baryomunsi hands over the prestigious Orombi Award for outstanding performance to former Guild President Agaba Kenneth Amponda (right) who was accompanied by his mother, Ms. Akankwasa Jackline Kibingo.
Minister Chris Baryomunsi hands over the Social Change award to former guild minister of finance Musa Ssemakula. The Social Change Award is given to a person who has passionately been committed to making a positive impact in the community.
Minister Chris Baryomunsi hands over the Social Change award to former guild minister of finance Musa Ssemakula. The Social Change Award is given to a person who has passionately been committed to making a positive impact in the community.
The Director of Students Affairs (DOSA), Mrs. Bridget Mugasira, awards a certificate of appreciation to Mercy Kanyesigye, UCU’s former Deputy Minister of Finance.
The Director of Students Affairs (DOSA), Mrs. Bridget Mugasira, awards a certificate of appreciation to Mercy Kanyesigye, UCU’s former Deputy Minister of Finance.
The chaplain, the Rev. Eng. Wasswa Paul Ssembiro, presents a certificate of appreciation to Dorothy Akatukunda, the former Justice of the Tribunal in the outgoing Guild Government.
The chaplain, the Rev. Eng. Wasswa Paul Ssembiro, presents a certificate of appreciation to Dorothy Akatukunda, the former Justice of the Tribunal in the outgoing Guild Government.
Outgoing Guild President Kenneth Amponda presents an award to Vice chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi at the ceremony.
Outgoing Guild President Kenneth Amponda presents an award to Vice-chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi at the ceremony.
Outgoing Guild Government officials at the handover ceremony.
Outgoing Guild Government officials at the handover ceremony.
Minister Chris Baryomunsi (second-right), Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (second-left), Director of Students Affairs Bridget Mugasira (right) and Agaba Kenneth Amponda (left) arrive for the handover ceremony.
Minister Chris Baryomunsi (second-right), Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (second-left), Director of Students Affairs Bridget Mugasira (right) and Agaba Kenneth Amponda (left) arrive for the handover ceremony.