KIU, Western Campus – Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) president Bill Clinton yesterday March 30 visited KIU Western Campus to meet the Guild Union to deliberate on a range of issues.
Clinton (back row, fifth left), who doubles as the Guild President for Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), was flanked by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister for MUST.
He first planted a tree in commemoration of the late Guild President for KIU Western Campus Douglas Matovu and then proceeded to the staff common room for a meeting with the Guild Union leaders.
The Dean of Student Affairs Flora Bamutura made the welcoming remarks and she thanked Clinton for managing to come for the tree planting memorial for Matovu.
She was followed by the Deputy speaker Alice Nyadoi who spoke briefly about the life and times of Douglas Matovu, who he really was and the impact he had in uniting the Guild Union members as well as bridging the gap between the Union and the Administration.
The group then went into a discussion on how UNSA can help the Guild Union in cementing the legacy of Matovu and also how to help the Guild Union in other matters concerning its mandate.
This prompted the speaker Brian Rwotomio to bring up an idea of having a radio and Television students’ talkshow named after Matovu with support from UNSA, which was largely supported by the members.
Clinton agreed to implement this proposal in his capacity as the president of UNSA and he said that the Douglas Matovu Memorial Talkshow will bring together Guild Presidents from all universities to talk about road accidents and other issues affecting students.
He also appreciated the Guild Union speaker and his deputy for their role in steering the Union in the absence of a president and also suggested that an inter-university cultural gala be created to bring together all university students in Uganda.