By Martin Manyiel Wugol
The leadership of Azande Students’ Union in Uganda, 2020-2021 peacefully installed a new leader in an event held at Rubaga, Tarven Woods Hotel in Kampala.
The occasion was attended by the outgoing Azande leadership which was installed on 16 February 2020 that was led by Mark Zaza who briefed community of his leadership achievements including support given to students who were stranded during Covid-19 lockdown.
“The leadership also gave material support to students to go back to Western Equatoria State as well as opening of Students’ Union account for purposes of accountability and transparency as far as Azande students’leadership funds safety was concerned,” said the outgoing chairperson Mark Zaza.
Zaza appealed to the incoming chairperson and her leadership to support government of South Sudan standing for peace and unity of South Sudanese people.
He further thanked the entire Azande community in Uganda for offering endless support until the handing over ceremony.
In her part, the Chairperson Julie James Samson Mizani, in her speech appreciated the role played by former leadership andelectoral committee who conducted the elections wisely.
Mizani encouraged young South Sudanese girls to go against all odds and bad cultures of denying girls leadership opportunity to lead people.
“Educating girl child, you educate entire nation. But why not offering equal opportunities to girls and possibly women to transform South Sudanese communities at grassroots level for better tomorrow for South Sudanese underprivileged and privilege people to enjoy happiness in the society,” she said.
She urged South Sudanese Students’ Union in Uganda and Azande students in particular to be patriotic citizens by loving their country.
Speaking to audience on 25 September, 2021,theEducation Attaché at South Sudan Embassy in Kampala Lual Akol Nhial who was representing minister for public service and human resource developmentappreciated Azande community artists for composing songs in local dialect as a decent way of restoring Azande beautiful cultures.
Akol called on Azande community in Uganda to condemn the ongoing fighting in Tambura.
“It was heartbreaking to see peaceful communities misusing cultural diversity in bad way instead of using it in positive way that benefit all the people of Western Equatoria State”, he said.
In the just concluded election, there were three contestants out of which Julie James Samson Mizani got 93 votes translating into 53 percent beating the two and she was declared chairperson of Azande Students’ Union in Uganda 2021-2022.