New PAU EXCOM begins term with handover ceremony

The new executive committee of the Pool Association of Uganda poses for a group photo at the association headquarters in Kamwokya

The Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) ushered in a new era as the recently appointed executive committee officially commenced its duties following a handover ceremony. The event, which took place on Saturday at the association’s headquarters on Kanjokya Street in Kamwokya, marked a major transition in leadership.

In a gesture of appreciation for their dedicated service, all members of the outgoing executive committee were honoured with plaques and shopping vouchers. The ceremony climaxed with a dinner hosted by Bob Trubish, the PAU chairman, at Nob View Hotel in Ntinda.

The new executive committee, elected on January 17, 2024, has been engaged in induction meetings under the guidance of Trubish, the most senior officer who retained his position following the elections. The committee comprises six new members out of the eight-man team, demonstrating a blend of continuity and fresh perspectives.

Paul Wasike, another senior member, retained his role as Secretary, while the new additions include James Mwere (Vice Chairman), Peter Male (Treasurer), Donald Ampumuza (Tournament Secretary), George Katongole (Publicity Secretary), Deborah Ibenu (Women Affairs Secretary), and Pius Akampa (Schools and Institutions Secretary).

Outgoing Vice Chairman Robert Kayanja receives his plaque in appreciation for his service from PAU Chairman Bob Trubish

With a mandate to serve for four years until 2028, the new committee has set its sights on promoting innovations and commitment to voluntary work.

Trubish emphasised the importance of collective effort in advancing the goals and objectives of the PAU.

We must be diligently ready to serve the association. Much as this is voluntary work, we need to give it our best. In this term I want to see real progress while safeguarding the funds of the association.