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Brian Rwotomio Sworn in as KIU Western Campus Guild President


KIU, Western Campus – Brian Rwotomio has been sworn in as the new Guild President for KIU Western Campus, replacing the late Douglas Matovu who perished in a road accident in May.

Rwotomio (in suit), who has been the Guild Speaker, resigned his position to take part in the by-election that sought to seek a replacement for Matovu and he was declared winner after receiving 13 out of the 16 votes cast by the Cabinet Ministers, with the other 3 being declared invalid by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Solomon Gum Akena.

Rwotomio was sworn in alongside the newly elected Members of Parliament including Yessy Musiime for Postgraduate, Daniel Mwiine for Science and Technology, Deborah Ninsiima female MP for Science and Technology and Silver Arituha for Nursing.

Speaking after his swearing in, Rwotomio said he was filled with “immense excitement” for being elected as the new Guild President and promised to continue with the legacy of Matovu.

“After the demise of our dear former president, we maintained the plans he had laid, including the cabinet ministers he had selected and I promise that they shall remain the same,” he declared.

He also promised to make sure the current government fulfills its plans in the short time remaining till the end of the term and called for unity so that they can achieve this goal.

“Let us unite, we have little time to run this government to complete our term. Independent of religion, unity is something which is paramount,” he noted.

The Director of Academic Affairs (DAA) Joe Mutebi, who was representing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor asked the new leaders to use their skills for purposes of good leadership, not forget their studies as they play their role as leaders and know that the university is fully behind them.

The Dean of Student Affairs Flora Bamutura advised Rwotomio to maintain a strong system of communication, which will help him lead compassionately.

She was however quick to add that she has full faith in Rwotomio, basing on his track record and performance as Guild Speaker.

“Last time when we were swearing Brian in as speaker, I requested him to be Jackie (former Guild Union speaker) but he has proved to be Brian, one of the great Guild Speakers we shall always remember in our records,” Bamutura remarked.

She also implored him to avoid selfishness and steer clear of too much confidence which may turn into arrogance, adding that God hates pride.

The leaders were sworn in by the university counsel Paul Tusuubira, who advised them to always seek for diplomatic ways of solving conflicts.

Photo: Collins Kakwezi