CALIFORNIA — Susan Kwizera has won another term of office to lead Ugandan Community in California after Saturday poll.
Kwizera emerged victorious after her opponents Catherine Namara and Florence Clay Ssemanda dropped out of the race at last minute.
During the same election exercise held at California at Jalliz Cusine of East Africa, 14747 Kitridge Street, Van Nuys CA 91405 Joseph Ssekajjugo Bukombe defeated Steven Osita and Joseph Mbaaga to become the Organization’s Vice President.
Elijah Rukidi-Mpuuga defeated Eric Kalungi to win Secretary General slot.
Cosmos Ojara, a pilot and an IT security expert emerged unopposed for the position of treasurer according to Election Committee chairman, Hudson Joloba.
Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi along side other senior leaders including; UNNA Vice President, Lydia Natoolo, Bishop Robert Kayongo of Revival Power Ministries, Elder David Kabukuru the former President of UCOC and Rev. Samuel Magala Senior Pastor of Saint Mark Ugandan Church presided over the poll.
Kwezira appreciated Amb. Walusimbi for taking off time to grace the election as part of his efforts to organize and build strong communities of diasporas.
“Allow me take this opportunity to thank the Electoral commission team that has done a tremendous job to register success for this process, they have been so dedicated and sacrificed a lot to beat all odds working as a team”, Kwezira noted.
“Am glad to say that in this exercise everyone is a winner since I and my administration will make sure that we work with everyone because we believe they each have great ideas that will push our community forward and at the end of the day we all one family.”
On his part, Mr. Walusimbi advocated for unity among Ugandans living abroad and uged encouraging them to take up investment in Uganda.
Walusimbi assured the community members that government has created a conducive environment in form of tax waivers and incentives that favor investment back home.
He appealed to professions in the medical field to consider offering all the necessary technical advice that can help their mother country fight the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that is currently claiming many lives.
Rev. Samuel Magala asked the new leaders to accommodate all divergent views of all the community members for the growth and fostering unity.