Tina Wamala, the new president of the Public Relation Association of Uganda (PRAU) has promised to take the association to the next level.
Wamala was elected during the 45th PRAU AGM, replacing Stephen Mwanga, who had served his full term from 2020-2022.
While receiving office on Friday, Wamala, said that she will among others ensure that PRAU gets their own home and work on the PRAU Bill.
“I want to emphasize my vision for PRAU, which I know is achievable if and only if we work as a team. I want our association to boost its financial standing and amp our financial situation. We need to support the professionalism of our members through capacity building and learning and development initiatives and attain statutory recognition,” she said.
“I believe it’s our responsibility to support the next generation of professionals, mentor and guide them, and ensure the natural progression and sustainability of competent, confident specialists for the continuity and growth of our industry,” she added.
Other members who took Office are; Paul Mwirigi as Vice President, Jennifer Kalule Musamba as Deputy Secretary General, and Jackie Tahakanizibwa as Programmes Director.
Others are; Stella Marion Athieno was elected as Director of Public Relations, Christine Birungi as Treasurer, Sooma Mukyala Fouziya as Director of Discipline, and Phillip Brian Tumusiime and Pius Lubwama as Student Representatives.
The outgoing team of leaders included; Stephen Mwanga as President, Tina Wamala–Vice President, Allen Ssempa-Secretary General, Kezia Koburungi–Deputy Secretary General, Jackie Tahakanizibwa – Programmes Director, Lyn Tukei as Director of Public Relations, Charles Nsamba as Treasurer, Yvonne Mpanga as Director Discipline and Joseph Kakooza – Student Representative.
While officiating the handover, Dr Chris Baryomunsi the Minister of ICT and National Guidance who also double as the PRAU Patron called upon PRAU members to work diligently towards fully professionalising their work.
“Once your Bill comes to Parliament, I will gladly support it and it’s passed,” he said
In his speech, Stephen Mwanga the outgoing president asked PRAU’s new leadership to start from where he has ended and fulfil all the pending projects.