Pool Association of Uganda Elections 2024
Bob Trubish re-elected PAU Chairman until 2028
The Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) Annual General Meeting at Nob View Hotel in Ntinda unanimously confirmed Mr Trubish for a new four-year mandate. The experienced banker was the only candidate.
Bob Trubish was unanimously re-elected as the sixth chairman of the Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) for a new four-year term during an elective Annual General Meeting at Nob View Hotel in Ntinda on Saturday.
First elected in 2017 to replace Farouk Wamala Kisuze, Trubish was the only candidate.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Trubish thanked delegates for their support.
“It is a great honour but mainly it is a great responsibility towards the sport of pool. The members are giving me their full support to serve them and to take the game forward. I want to pay back that loyalty by doing the best I can with the executive team to grow the game and to make certain transformations in the game beyond where we are now,” he said.
A professional accountant, the 40-year-old Senior HR Manager at Centenary Bank, has proved a smooth political operator, cultivating key relationships and building the confidence of Nile Special, who returned as sponsors of the National Open last year after a five-year hiatus.
Mr Trubish echoed that his immediate plans will focus on infrastructure development, sustainability, human resource development , building the PAU brand and transitioning into a federation.
“If I can work on those issues, the game will not remain the same. I am here for sport and we will put pool first,” he added.
Mr Trubish’s next term could be his last in accordance with the constitutional mandate which stipulates a consecutive two-term limit. Since his first term was interrupted in 2019, the case against his ineligibility filed by the Board of trustees seeking to cancel the elections, was dismissed by a legal opinion instituted by AF Mpanga Advocates and an advisory by the National Council of Sports (NCS).
“This was a fair process.
Trubish will address the media later this week to unveil his plans for the sport.
PAU executive committee (2024-2028)
Chairman – Bob Trubish
Vice Chairman – Jimmy Mwere (Unopposed)
Secretary – Paul Wasike
Treasurer – Peter Male
Tournament Director – Donald Ampumuza
Schools & Institutions – Pius Geoffrey Akampa
Publicity Secretary – George Katongole
Women affairs – Deborah Ibenu