KABASA welcomes a new executive committee
June 23rd 2022, Kabale Academic Staff Association ( KABASA) saw a peaceful transition of power from the old Executive members to the new executive.
The event which took place in the University Boardroom was presided over by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration) Ms. Anny Katabaazi-Bwengye who thanked the outgoing executive of KABASA for keeping peace, having interactions and working work hand in hand with the administration and top management.
She echoed that they were more hopeful in the incoming executive and hoped they were going to do better than the previous management citing that the main issue that disrupted the previous executive was the Covid 19 induced lockdown.
She advised the incoming executive to have a better communication channel and take their matters through a process and make sure they get feedback from the members who usually represent them in BOARD sittings.
She emphasized working on issues that affect /concern members and the constituency and also encouraged them to work with other groups already in place.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A) on behalf of the university pledged support and asked members of the Executive to be realistic in their requests and also make sure they represent the persons who have entrusted them with the office they are currently
Dr. Sunday Arthur the incoming Chair Person for KABASA thanked members present for their confidence in him and for entrusting him with the honorable and noble task of taking the lead in the management of the Association for the next 2 years.
He promised to Work with different stakeholders, set strategies to look for more aid and funds to boost the institution’s research capacity.
He promised with emphasis that he was going to work hard to see the Establishment of Staff SACCO, Create and sustain a good image of the University among many other things.
On his part, the outgoing Chairperson KABASA, Prof. Denis Sekiwu also has been the chair since 2019 when the Association started.
He reechoed the main oversight function of the Association saying it is to ensure the welfare of the academic staff by passing over the views from the Academic staff to management or other respective offices to ensure that Academic staff ideas are looked into.
He said their main achievement as outgoing executives was creating a mutual cordial mutual relationship between the administration of the university and KABASA
Section 68 of the University and other tertiary institutions’ ACT stipulates that; each Public University may have an academic staff association and administrative staff Association and a supporting staff association.
It also states that all members of academic and administrative and supporting staff shall be eligible to be members of their respective association consequent upon their appointment and taking up their duties.