NatureUganda holds 29th Annual General Meeting

On Thursday, June 22nd, 2023, NatureUganda (NU) held its 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Uganda Museum. It is the 2nd time NU holds a physical AGM since the Covid 19 pandemic.

During the meeting, the chairperson, Dr. Robert Kityo, presented an overview of NatureUganda’s work for the year ending December 2022. One announcement made by Dr. Kityo was the establishment of NatureUganda’s own integrated database for biodiversity and socio-economic data. This means that while the organization continues to share its valuable information with other national and global partners, they now also have a dedicated platform to store, access and easily share data and information.

Dr. Kityo also provided an important update on the progress in reviewing NU’s Strategic Plan for the years 2023-2028 informing all that the plan had been completed.  This plan will guide NatureUganda’s programs for the next five (5) years.

The chairman reminded all that the recruitment and renewal of NU members was still very low and appealed to members to renew their membership and be agents for recruitment of new members.  Although NU has over 3,000 members on record, less than 20% are in good standing.

Mr. Jonathan Bushara, the Honorary Treasurer, presented the audited accounts for the financial year ending 2022. The unqualified report indicated that operations for NU had surpassed 3billion shillings a year. He also presented the forecast for 2023.

Following the end of term of service for the Publicity secretary, a new member was elected. Mr. Charles. O. Bichachi, a prominent journalist was elected as the Publicity secretary of NatureUganda. NatureUganda extends its heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Regina Namakula, our outgoing Publicity Secretary, for her invaluable support, contributions and dedication throughout her commendable six-year term.

Finally, new auditors for NU, Tervuren GMS, were appointed.