BY BYRON OTTO
Over 30 members of parliament and the newly elected Guild President, Pius Nyikirize, were sworn-in during Community Worship in Nkoyoyo Hall last week.
In an interview with The Standard, Dr. John Senyonyi, the vice chancellor, noted that the new leaders should carry their cross of leadership responsibly because they are elected into office by the students to represent them.
“I now urge you to take up your cross of leadership and represent the students in your respective offices,” he said at the swearing-in.
Additionally, the VC advised that leadership is about using the opportunity in the respective offices to do what is vital and right for the people and to serve them.
Pius Nyikirize, the new UCU guild president, said that he feels so happy to be elected as the new UCU guild president, and thanked the students for putting their hope in him.
‘’I am so happy honestly and I don’t know how to thank all the students for entrusting me with this leadership role and I promise to serve them better,’’ he said.
When asked how he is going to deal with the corruption in the guild government, he answered that corruption depends on the choices of the leaders. He said he will ask for accountabilities from different leaders and take close observation of each leader and set up a committee to fight corruption in his government.
Olive Birabi, the new director of students affairs (DOSA), said she was optimistic that the new guild government will be different if only they take the advice given to them by the VC.