Dawn of a new era as new board commences service

Time check, 4 pm on a calm and chilly Tuesday evening on the 12th day of November 2019

Inside a board room somewhere at City Hall, Kampala the sight through the window panes displays the upper limb of the Sun disappearing below the horizon.

In the board room, the outgoing KCCA FC board that has served in an acting capacity since November 2017 gathers to meet and hand over the instruments of power to the incoming board that commences service from November 2019 to July 2022, in summation two and half years of service.

Fast forward, the meeting is called to order and it commences…. (Story of another day)

Some of the KCCA FC board members and staff closely follow proceedings during the handover ceremony

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) which is the sole owner of KCCA Football Club has through the Executive Director Engineer Andrew Kitaka appointed 10 board members to serve the club for two and a half years from 12th November 2019 to July 2022.

The following are the new KCCA FC board members;

Martin Ssekajja – Chairman

Aggrey Ashaba – Vice Chairman

Davis Othieno – Board Secretary

HW Ali Kasirye Nganda  – Member

Tom Lwanga – Member

Kennedy Okello – Member

Moses Kataabu – Member

Kayanja Dumba Kyaterekera – Member

Nusra Sematimba – Member

Joseph Kirimanyi – Member

L-R Tom Lwanga, Martin Ssekajja, Joseph Kirimanyi, Nusra Sematimba, Dumba Karanja Kyaterekera, Sam Serunkuma (Deputy Executive Director KCCA), Kennedy Okello, Andrew Kitaka (Executive Director KCCA), Davis Othieno, Moses Kataabu, Aggrey Ashaba.

Outgoing Chairman Ashaba Aggrey made a presentation to the new board and highlighted four key major aspects to the incoming board. i.e Stability, continuity, change, and growth. He also hinted on three pillars that make up football that is Football the game/sport, football the business and football the industry.

I thank my board with whom I have served in acting capacity for two years. I thank all the stakeholders of KCCA FC especially the authority for giving me the opportunity to serve the club i have supported all my life.

Aggrey Ashaba at the handover ceremony of power to new board
Board members L-R; Joseph Kirimanyi, Martin Ssekajja, Aggrey Ashaba, Moses Kataabu, and Kennedy Okello share a light moment

The outgoing Chairman closed with a quote;

Just like Hotel California, I am checking out but I am not leaving KCCA FC. – Aggrey Ashaba – Outgoing KCCA FC Chairman

In his remarks, new KCCA FC Chairman Martin Ssekajja had this to say;

I thank the outgoing board for their service and time they have offered the football club. We will continue to work with most members to further the growth of the club.

Martin Ssekajja – KCCA FC Chairman.
KCCA FC Chairman Martin Ssekajja giving his remarks at the handover event

As the new board, we want to further the steady growth of the membership of the football club and uphold the brand of the club through implementing the strategic plan. – Martin Ssekajja – KCCA FC Chairman

In the final closing remarks, the KCCA Executive Director Andrew Kitaka said;

I thank the old board for the work done and laying a stone to the development of the football club. Serving the club is life long commitment

Andrew Kitaka – KCCA Executive Director
KCCA Executive Director giving his remarks at the handover ceremony.

I urge the new board to keep the stability, continuity and further the growth of the club to greater heights. – Andrew Kitaka – KCCA Executive DirectorI urge the new board to keep the stability, continuity and further the growth of the club to greater heights. – Andrew Kitaka – KCCA Executive Director