By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus- The Rotaract club of KIU joined sister clubs, the Rotaract clubs of Muyenga and Lukuli Naganda in a joint installation and induction ceremony at Hotel International Muyenga on Saturday,17th September 2022. KIU stole the show with a record 22 students getting affirmed as members in good standing.
During the same ceremony, all clubs had their presidents of the year 2022-2023 installed with cheers and applause from a throng of eyewitnesses that gathered at Hotel International Muyenga. Mildred Kwagala, a student of laws at KIU was installed as the third president of the modern Rotaract club of KIU while a former student of mass communication Prossy Kwagala took over the powers of the Rotaract club of Muyenga from another KIU alumnus, Isaac Akugizibwe. Martin Kyazze is the new president of a rejuvenated Rotaract Club of Lukuli Naganda.
Upon being installed and receiving instruments of power, KIU's Mildred Kwagala who spoke alongside her mother and three sisters said becoming president of the Rotaract president of KIU is so far her life's highest achievement.
"I feel so great, this is one of the biggest days of my life that my family has witnessed with me. I feel so happy," she admitted.
She promised to make the Rotaract club of KIU, the best institutional-based club and that her main emphasis will be on increasing membership in the club. She also intends to partner with sister clubs, Muyenga and Lukuli Naganda as well as the Rotary Club of Muyenga on different projects.
"We are organizing our own projects such blood donations, giving away Tukutuku to Northern and Eastern Uganda, road safety projects such as giving reflectors to Boda-Bodas," she disclosed.
I am personal about serving. I love serving human lives and I have been working with Kansanga Miracle Centre Cathedral as a volunteer in the hospitality department. I hate seeing anyone fail, and I love helping them out whenever I have the capacity," she said.
Kwagala used the opportunity to commend her mother whom she said taught her hard work and said that she also inspired her to run for the presidency.
"My mum has taught me to work hard. I never enjoy working in offices but on the ground, I love working with the Youth, especially when serving the community. All that inspired me to become a president," she explained.
The installation and induction ceremony was presided over by past District Governor Kenneth Mugisha who urged Rotaractors to help devise means of tackling immorality and crime among young people.
He said that crime among the youth especially those that never had the chance to go to school has increased in Uganda and that an urgent remedy is needed. He also asked the inductees to contribute to the growth of Rotaract in Uganda and the rest of the world.