We are pleased to announce and welcome Okusinza Mu Luganda as our new sponsor and exhibitor of the second Ugandan Convention UK scheduled to take place on 14th September 2013 at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX.
This is a one day investment and trade conference which will run alongside the 2nd Ugandan Convention UK. The conference will be promoting Uganda as a preferred investment destination in Africa. It will offer a premier learning platform to present new perspectives, ‘feel the pulse’ of doing business in Uganda, network, build new partnerships and strengthen existing alliances with the right business partners at the highest level.
The convention is also an opportunity to celebrate Uganda’s Golden Jubilee, as well as a reflection as to how far the country has come and the role of the diaspora in Uganda’s development.
Confirmed speakers includes
- Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Vice President, Republic of Uganda
- Lord Sheikh, House of Lords
- Mohan Kaul, Chairman Commonwealth Business Council
- Patrick Bitature – Chairman of Uganda Investment Board
- Ashish Thakkar, CEO and Founder Mara Group
- Mr. Elly Karuhanga, President of Tullow Uganda and Director of Tullow Uganda
- HE Professor Joyce Kikafunda, High Commissioner to the UK
- Eng. Dr. Frank B. Sebbowa, Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority
- Hon. Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
- Rt Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament
- Mr. Richard Kamajugo, commissioner for customs
- Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
- Sebaggala M. Kigozi, Executive Director, Uganda Manufacturing Authority
- and many others
About okusinza Mu Luganda
Okusinza Mu Luganda started at a wake in East London when a prominent member of the Buganda community was reported dead. We congregated at the ‘deceased’s home (not as Christians or other faith group) but as it was our custom to offer our condolences and support to the family members rendering assistance to the inevitable funeral around the corner. OML was born as an ecumenical congregation between Protestants and Catholics. The earlier services were conducted jointly, at All Saints Church, Forest Gate by Rev Settimba and Father Musala.
OML community has been fortunate to have dedicated members of ‘our own’ who are willing to serve in a voluntary capacity. Some are conversant or knowledgeable and are insistent to follow, to the letter, the statutory requirements and expectations of voluntary community organisations. These invariably include registration with regulatory bodies, regular elections, holding and attendance of committee meetings, accountability and transparency, to mention but a few. The main strength of OML has been our ability to organize ourselves as a congregation. We have a fully functional Committee elected by the members on the electoral roll every year and have had many dedicated committee members who take responsibility for specific tasks. We have a constitution and registered as a charity with the Charity Commission in June 2005. We are subjected to the requirements of the Charities Act. The BMO gives us additional recognition and sets additional standards for us to follow.
Luganda speaking priests have voluntarily come to serve in their capacity as priests and only unwillingly left when it was necessary to develop themselves elsewhere. Among those who have been part of our journey to date are Rev Amos Kasibante and Rev Nathan Ntege. The need to serve the community in a pastoral capacity has been taken seriously by both gender. To date two lady members of our congregation Mrs. Esther Kawooya and Mrs. Ida Serunjogi have undertaken training and they are now serving members of St John’s Church pastoral stewardship.
We are proud to be part of a cohesive and inclusive community who support interfaith worship and share with our Ugandan brethren, the Roman Catholics, Seventhday Adventists, Pentecostals and Islam community.
Okusinza mu Luganda
Rev Godfrey Kaziro – 07835 497 952
Timothy Musajjakawa 07951 026 247
Dorothy Mukasa 0798 466 9686