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Embrace democratic principles! MP Karuhanga tells political leaders

NTUNGAMO- Ntungamo Municipality Member of Parliament, Hon Gerald Karuhanga has implored political leaders to embrace democratic principles enshrined in the nation’s constitution which he says would lead to the strengthening of constitutionalism, order and upholding the rule of law in the Country.

Hon Karuhanga who joined the Opposition Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) recently, headed by former army commander, Maj Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu challenged government to restore the use of constitutional democracy in the country which he said was lost long time ago saying it is only the way for the citizens to share on the national cake and feel the goodness of their leaders.

He made the remarks during the installation of the new Lions club Leaders for the Lions club of Ntungamo at a colorful scientific ceremony held at Club Trendies in Ntungamo Municipality.

Hon Karuhanga hailed the Lions Club International for upholding the club’s constitution with leaders serving a one-year term of office asking the government to benchmark the values of such service clubs for a better Uganda.

 He noted that following the constitutional demands especially in terms of office and service would limit excesses in the use of state powers in a manner that will prevent the twin dangers of authoritarianism.

He commended the Lion Club members for promoting the spirit of serving Ugandans regardless of their religion, race and political affiliations in a bid to improve social welfare of the communities.

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He argued them not to limit such spirit to the members but propagate the spirit in the communities they live in.

Hon Karuhanga reminded them to always pass on the signal of lifting others socially to groups if they are realizing its importance.

The District 411B- Uganda Lions club International officer for Grants and alerts, Retired Banker Mr Benon Kataate attributed poor leadership amongst young people to lack of mentoring and nurturing at tender age.

Mr Kataate noted that as a club, there is a need for youth mentorship noting that the country cannot hope for good leaders without nurturing the young generation.

He noted that youth have been recruited on jobs but failed to deliver and others are called irresponsible citizens due to lack of mentoring them well.

Mr Katate asked the lion’s club members to bring back and guide youth on how to become future leaders.

The Bishop of South Ankole Diocese the Rt Rev Nathan Ahimbisibwe reminded all club members that everyone has a mission for the reason and for a season asking whoever gets a position to serve the God’s people with a reason.

Bishop Ahimbisibwe told the outgoing and incoming president to have a mission with a one year season and with a reason for serving people.

He hailed the outgoing president Daily Monitor Journalist Mr Perez Rumanzi for the achievement he made during the one year tenure.

Perezi Rumanzi a journalist working with Daily monitor in Ntungamo handed over the lions Club presidency to Charles Najunah, the Town Clerk, Kebisoni Town Council in Rukungiri district.

Mr Rumanzi emphasized the need for youth mentorship if they are to have good leaders for the generations.

The incoming president Charles Najuna thanked all Lions club members for entrusting him and promised to deliver service as it is expected.

During the scientific installation, three new members were inducted and these were Scovia Twinomugisha, Agaba Isaac and Ayebazibwe Arnold Kabahima.

Present were mayor Ntungamo Municipality, Lion Jacob Kafureeka, Rotary president Owakubariho Lazarus,Emmanuel Byamukama the town clerk Kitwe Town council among others.

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