AYFST Uganda meets to revive its activities
Members of the AYFST Uganda held a one day meeting to strategize on how to revive its activities in the ATPS Ugandan Chapter. The main objective of the meeting, which was held on 14th January 2012 at Makerere University, was to revive the AYFST Uganda Chapter’s national committee. Other issues addressed at the meeting were to affirm, inspire and motivate participants as change agents through their involvement in an experiential and interactive forum, to explore ways in which youth can engage in activities that can help to alleviate poverty and improve their welfare as well as sharpening their innovative capacities and to share the draft strategic plan and draw specific activities with specific outcomes.
Speaking at the meeting, the ATPS Uganda National Coordinator, Eng. John Okuonzi commended the members on positive discussions to revive the AYFST; he pointed out that it was a very good beginning and AYFST Uganda should focus more on the registration of its members. He also gave a brief background of the different ATPS membership subscriptions available and the categories and encouraged them to officially register as ATPS members to fully participate in the ATPS activities.
Mr John Wanakwakwa, a specialist in Indigenous Knowledge gave a brief of his work in Lira, Mukono, Jinja and Hoima districts of Uganda, where he had promoted herbal medicine through science and technology to create awareness about its benefits in terms of nutrition, health, environment and wealth creation.
The meeting also saw the election of three new members to fill vacant positions in the Steering Committee; these were: Treasurer: Loyce Kukunda, Secretary General: Mr.Vincent Olema, Committee Member: Mr. Joachim Gwoke and also recommended and confirmed was the communications officer: Ms. Lydia Aballa and adding to the office with Chairperson: Ms. Harriet Pamara, Deputy Chairperson: Mr. Lwanga Herbert, Committee Member: Ms. Doreen Atukunda.
Posted on Friday 16th March, 2012
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