By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - The KIU Debate Union on Saturday, May 29 initiated a team of leaders that will lead the club for the next year.
Outgoing president John Guest Kisembo handed over instruments of power to Mahad Balyamujura (in photo) who promised to take the club to the promised land by delivering the best leadership.
Speaking briefly after receiving the instruments of power, Balyamujura pledged to build from where his predecessor had stopped. He categorically stated that bringing success to the club is the biggest challenge that he must overcome during his one-year tenure.
"My challenge is to bring success to the KIU debate Union. John Guest and the team have organized the ground. We shall win trophies," Balyamujura assured his subjects.
He promised to introduce a writing culture in the union amongst a range of other pledges.
"This is a gradual process. We are going to introduce a writing aspect in Debate Union. I can give an assurance that we shall have interfaculty competitions next semester. We shall organize several dialogues and conferences to help members enhance their intellectual abilities. Debate should be a platform for us to achieve better things," he added.
His predecessor Kisembo urged the incoming executive to be persistent and focused in order to move forward.
"We have been trying, falling and rising but we have not given up. That's why we have been able to achieve some success," John Guest said.
The handover ceremony was attended by several guests from different universities in Uganda, Guild Union officials led by Premier Ronald Karuhanga and students from different colleges and schools. The guest of honour was Joseph Gracious Tahinduka, the President of the University Debate Presidents Council.