Home | News    Tuesday 22 December 2015

Uganda: South Sudanese students union elects new leaders

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 20, 2015 (KAMPALA) – The South Sudanese students union in Kampala, Uganda has elected Albino Akol Akol as the association’s new president for 2016.

JPEG - 42.6 kb
Members of the Warrap state electoral commission conduct elections in Uganda on 18 October 2014 (ST)

Akol, a Makerere University student, won Friday’s polls with over 50% of overall votes.

Three other candidates for the top most post were disqualified by the students’ electoral body for commission after failing to meet academic requirements.

Stephen Mabor, a former minister of information for the union, told Sudan Tribune the trio were dismissed for failing to fulfill the necessary constitutional requirements.

According to South Sudan Students Union Act, anyone found to have failed some papers is not eligible to contest for the post of presidency at the association.

The outgoing leader said elections were free and fairly conducted by the union.

“As the leadership of 2014-2015, we have tried our best to serve the South Sudanese students community in Uganda with equality under the wise leadership of Makuei Aguer Adel and we expect the same way,” said Mabor.

Over the years, however, the union has been in the spotlight over corruption practices.

Mabor admitted corruption exists in the students union, but called on the new regime to work hard and improve the image of the association in Uganda.

“Today the leadership shall work and do more on fights against corruption within the students union, which has been an Ebola infection in previous regimes,” he said.

Mabor says the former leadership of the union welcomed the strong support provided by the South Sudanese embassy to Uganda who has stood firm, despite ongoing conflicts among the communities and students union in Kampala.

Established in 2007, the South Sudanese students union in Uganda is an umbrella association that brings together all students from various colleges and universities.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 22 December 2015 09:05, by KEAT BAYAk

    That is good move. Always election is like that who ever loss the election do have some grievances. I think the Photo put doesn’t represent South Sudan Students in Uganda ’’Members of the Warrap state electoral commission conduct elections in Uganda on 18 October 2014’’
    Why don’ you guys use photos of last year election. The photo tell that the election was only for Warrap State as it is mention.

    repondre message

  • 16 January 10:31, by Ceciliaprofitt

    The Nationwide Teachers Union has absent out of switch with funding being used for all except the online essay helper knowledge of scholars. They use every reason to hire more educators and singular end educators with upsurges in salary upsurges up and down the streak.

    repondre message

  • 5 March 08:52, by KellimWorthington

    Although leadership growth plans are seen as means of supplying persons with the tools to find the way the challenges facing their publics. https://www.assignmentmaster.co.uk/buy-assignment/ Well, you have done a good job that you informed to all of us about this matter. Thanks…

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


High hopes in Nairobi Talks between South Sudan Parties 2018-07-13 10:32:02 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Yes, I have high hopes in the expected Nairobi round of Talks between the South Sudanese Parties. To those who may not be knowing the last month’s Summit of the IGAD (...)

Comprehensive political reform is the only way to address Sudan economic crisis 2018-07-11 21:42:53 By Hafiz Mohamed Sudan is facing multiple crises, mainly due to unclear political vision to tackle them, the current chronical economic problem is the manifestation of that. The Government of (...)

Should the AU, UN takeover South Sudan peace process? 2018-07-11 21:09:21 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Over the weekend, the media widely reported that South Sudan's warring parties agreed to a power-sharing deal reinstating the leader of the armed opposition (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.