By Stuart Bogere Oswald
KIU, Main Campus - Kampala International University's Pascal Natamba has been voted as the 3rd President of the Bunyoro Kitara Students Association, Uganda. The elections that took place on Monday, 7th March 2022 virtually to observe COVID-19 SOPs.
Natamba's landslide victory was announced on Thursday by Peter Senjubu, the Chairperson Electoral Commission on a zoom meeting at 12pm.
Out of 170 votes that were cast, Natamba got 78 votes which is 45.88% and his counterpart Jolly Kusiima from Kyambogo University got 73 votes (42.98%).
Natamba attributes his victory to the tireless efforts and support from his KISA-KIU Chapter especially President Jill Amuhobwe and her cabinet for the massive mobilisation toward the cause.
"I thank my family of KISA-KIU for the love, support, and mobilisation towards us winning this election," he said.
It should be noted that out the 8 positions that were advertised the association's electoral commission, 4 were won by students from Kampala International University.
These were Presidency by Pascal Natamba, Project Directorate by Self Fahad Kyamanywa, Legal Advisory by John Byaruhanga, and David Twinomujuni as Institutions Affairs Minister.
Natamba is a KIU student of Law, Speaker United Nations Association, Founder and President Kagadi Students' Association, current Guild MP School of Law KIU, Prime Minister Kibaale Students' Association, and Bunkf Representive at KIU among others.
KISA (Kitara Students' Association) is a body that takes all students from Bunyoro in higher institutions of learning across the country. It was founded in early 1985 with a variety of objectives as stated in the association constitution.
Its main objective is to unite all students from Bunyoro in different institutions of learning with an aim of promoting our culture, networking, and job connections among others.