Uganda North American Association (UNAA) President and CEO, Monday Atigo has come out to explain some of his achievements during his two year term in office (2015-2017).
This comes after he decided to contest for a second term as president of the association.
Before being elected as UNAA President in 2015, Atigo served as the leader of the Mobilization & Outreach Committee for the hugely successful 25th Annual UNAA Convention – Dallas 2013 and served as Secretary of the UNAA Electoral Commission of 2011.
He was also previously the President and Treasurer of the Ugandan American Association of Greater Dallas Fort Worth (UAA-DFW).
Speaking about his achievements as UNAA President, Atigo says he fulfilled his pledge of re-uniting UNAA by creating a Harmonization Committee with representatives from both sides.
“UNAA has seen an Increase of 37% in Convention Participation since taking office. We can now see former adversaries returning to attempt to run for Office in UNAA,” he says
“Under my term, UNAA has continued to operate within its means through Prudent Financial decisions thereby operating on a 25% surplus budget,” he adds
“I also championed a Partnership between UNAA and Uganda Fistula Fund and “Terrewode” hence the Buy a Brick Campaign to Fundraise for Fistula Hospital in Soroti Uganda. Once completed, it will be the third of its kind in Africa,” he further says.
Among other achievements, he mentions the Scholarship Program open to Ugandans in the USA and an upcoming opportunity for Ugandans to get Dual Citizenship certificates at the 2017UNAA Miami Convention scheduled for the weekend of September 1-3.
The UNAA elections will be held will be held on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 during the 29th Annual UNAA Convention and Trade Expo, which will take place from September 1st to September 3rd 2017 in Miami FL.