Epilepsy support association uganda

General Assembly 2017

General Assembly

General Assembly is a mandatory activity for the democracy of any organization and is normally held once in every three years. As part of the requirements for all registered organizations in Uganda, ESAU held her Annual General Assembly on 26th January 2017.   24 delegates representing ESAU projects in 20 districts participated in the General Assembly; other participants included 4 ESAU staff and the Danish Epilepsy Association resident Consultant in Uganda, Ms. Kirsten Nielsen. The general assembly took place in Wakiso. 

The agenda for the day was drafted by the outgoing chairperson in consultation with the delegates and outgoing Board of Directors. The main agenda for the general Assembly included:

  1. Prayer & national Anthem
  2. Introduction of delegates
  3. Adoption of the agenda
  4. Presentation and Approval of reports ( Chairman’s report, NUWODU Representative report, NUDIPU representative report)
  5. Review and approval of previous minutes
  6. Presentation of treasurers report
  7. Presentation of audited accounts for 2016
  8. Appointment of auditors
  9. Presentation of election guidelines for newly elected Board members
  10. Election of new office bearers
  11. Chairperson of outgoing board presents vetted names for the position of new chairperson& election
  12. Presentation of  board of governors elected
  13. Presentation of ESAU Capacity Building kit to delegates.

The General Assembly elected a new board for the organization for the next three years, their mandate is to support the governance of the association. The new board selected includes the following:

S.No

Name

Position

District

1.

Karutokye Henry

Chairperson

Kabale

2.

Musisi Steven

Vice Chairperson

Luweero

3.

Namugenyi Goreth

Treasurer

Masaka

4.

Nasuuna Shakira

Secretary

Luweero

5.

Otim Robinson

Publicity Secretary

Oyam

6.

Acoet Margaret

Committee member

Katakwi

7.

Namuyomba Phionah

Committee member

Gomba

8.

Muwonge Andrew

Reserve BOD member

Masaka

9.

Okidong Richard

Reserve BOD member

Kumi

 

The National Director Mugarura Augustine in front speaking to the delegates at the GA of 2017

The delegates seconded the choice of auditors by the Donors- Kisaka Auditing firm for the next one year.

Representatives of ESAU from National Union of Disabled Persons in Uganda and National Union of Women with Disabilities gave a summary of their annual reports to the delegates.

Delegates from different regions gave brief reports about the situation of people with epilepsy in their regions and activities being carried out. However what was pertinent was the lack of medication for people with epilepsy in most government health units, forcing groups to set up running drug banks. Members continue to collaborate with their district local governments so as to support organizational activities in each district.

Speaking at the event after the elections, the Danish Epilepsy Association(DEA) representative Consultant, Ms. Kirsten called upon the delegates to continuously sensitize their respective communities about epilepsy and bring epilepsy in the light so people with epilepsy are better understood and their lives improved. She thanked the delegates for great deliberations and a successful election of the interim Board.

ESAU thanks the delegates for the active participation and fruitful  deliberations that culminated into the election of a new board for the association.