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LIVE: Monday Atigo gets 2nd term as UNAA president

Dallas, Texas | EADM NEWS  LIVE | Monday Atigo was on Sunday re-elected president of the Uganda North American Association (UNAA).

Atigo got 189 votes against 166 votes for his challenger Dr Daniel Kawuma at the UNAA Convention 2017 in Miami. Atigo got 9 online votes, and 180 onsite votes, while Kawuma got 49 online, and 117 onsite.

The election on Sunday was one of the activities on the final day of UNAA, a 30-year old Ugandan Diaspora organization.

The 29th Annual UNAA Convention, running under the theme “Economic Empowerment and Healthcare Transformation”, offered an opportunity for Ugandans to network and debate on trade and investment, technology, governance among other issues.

As part of the activities of the convention, there were exhibitions showcasing Uganda’s culture, art, textiles and cuisine.

Various government institutions such as the National Identification and Registration Authority(NIRA) and the Immigration Department have set up stalls to facilitate registration for dual citizenship and to accord Ugandans living abroad national identity cards.

Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga was one of the key speakers at the convention, and her delegation included a number of MPs and Ministers, including NRM Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa.

Who is Atigo?

He was first elected unopposed as UNAA President at the 2015 convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Born in Kampala, Uganda, Atigo is a graduate of Kibuli Secondary School. He attended Makerere University Kampala in 2000, before moving to the United States on an Athletic Soccer Scholarship at Alabama A&M University in 2002.

He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix and attended the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio Texas on a Soccer Scholarship where he earned his Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) in 2006. He is happily married and is blessed with children.

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