By Gloria Nansijje
JINJA: Students of the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) will go to the polls today (Friday, 17th) to elect their guild president and guild speaker.
In a tightly contested race concluded yesterday with open air campaigns, the two titans competing for the echelon of the students leadership, Emmanuel Erabu and Ronald Mawejje rocked horns in a chilling campaign that caused a frenzy at the government owned tourism and hospitality institution.
“I am a sportsman myself and I will make sure I prioritize Sport during my guild leadership,” Erabu said, amid deafening applause.
Erabu, who arrived at the campaign venue in spectacular fashion, also promised to advocate for students rights and ensure unity among students.
Erabu’s opponent, Mawejje promised servant leadership and better service delivery to the students fraternity.
“Mawejje is a man of his words. He is the only candidate who can stand in for you and present your issues to the top management of the institute,” Mawejje said.
The two friends turned political foes are both pursuing a Diploma in Hotel Management. One student that this reporter talked to said she was still undecided on who to vote.
“Both are my friends and classmates and deciding who to cast my vote for is like choosing between a rock and a hard place,” said the student who preferred anonymity.
The UHTTI students will also elect a guild speaker in a race pitting Aspo Kasagazi and Lydia Jasmine.