Businessman, Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi, has been elected the President of the National Federation of Entertainment Promoters Limited (NAFEP).

Balaam was overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday in the elections, which took place at Allure Suites, presided over by the Uganda Cultural Centre, Executive Director, Ojede Francis.

Other commissioners included, among others, Ragga Dee, the Chairman Cultural Forum, and Mr David Egesa, Director of Investigations at Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).

Barugahara, an accomplished businessman, is the propriety of Balaam Marketing and Promotion Agency. He is also the Vice Chairperson, MK Movement.

After his election, Barugahara, called upon colleague leaders to unite and work towards uniting the federation and aspire for its progress and success.

“I implore all of us to embrace teamwork. A team is like a toolset; not one tool can do all the jobs, but together it can, so let’s join our hands together to work with team spirit in the day-to-day functioning of our state and for the well-being of our people,” Barugahara said.

He further thanked the Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) for presiding over the election in an independent way, as well as AfriAid for giving them the venue and meals during the voting.

The businessman also appreciated the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, for rooting for uniting promoters. He as well heaped praise on the Operation Wealth Creation (ONC) for the “support that has enabled us reach this wonderful milestone.”

During the elections, three people, including David Mpora, Lubuulwa Moses, and Mariam Mutakubwa, were voted vice presidents.

Kavuma Musa has been elected Chairman Finance Committe, Balunywa Juma will chair the Public Relations (PR) Committe, and Halima Namakula is the new head of Special Interest Groups.

Other elected people include Ronald Muyomba who is now the Chairman Research and Innovation, Sserugo Emma Chairperson Operations Committe, Nobert Tuzire in charge of the Compliance and Kisuza Richard who is the new Regulations committee and Disciplinery Committe Chairperson.

Monica Mbabazi

Monica Mbabazi is a celebrated multimedia Ugandan Journalist currently working as a news anchor on Top Radio and BTM Television. She is also a writer with Plus News Uganda. More by Monica Mbabazi

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