Freedom And Roam Uganda Elects New Board Of Directors
For Immediate Release
Kampala: Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), a 10year old, women’s rights organization dedicated to the strive of rights of Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LBTI) persons in Uganda, elected the second, five member board of directors to a three year tenure, by 29 members of the organization in an Extra Ordinary General Meeting.
“FARUG is very fortunate to get yet another group of board members. Iam delighted by the skills, knowledge, diversity and accomplishments of this group. They will add immeasurably to the success of this organization and execute great deliberations. Said Junic Wambya, the In-coming Executive Director of FARUG. My thanks go out to the outgoing board that iam very proud to have been a part of, for their diligence and commitment in serving FARUG, to the members and staff for the work done that led to election of a new board.We are very excited and contented that this new board will make a huge contribution to FARUG.”
Early this year, members met for the Annual General Meeting and Leadership Institute, in which recommendations were made and amendments made to the constitution to include the election process of board of directors. In this extraordinary meeting five members were elected to the board with one ex officio; the incoming ED of FARUG.
Nomination forms were prior mailed out to members and board members were elected by secret ballot. There was no proxy voting. The board was inducted and bestowed the legal duties and responsibilities as per the constitution, on behalf of the members to ensure transparency, accountability and uphold the values of FARUG.
The board of directors are:-
1) Diane Bakuraira Chairperson
2) Aireen katongole Vice Chairperson
3) Maggie Isiko Treasure
4) Melissa Kiguwa Board Member
5) Ilakut Mac Board Member
6) Junic Wambya Ex officio
They made a commitment to serve the organization diligently.