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FROM KABASHESHE TO PARLIAMENT: Meet Prince Obed Twijukye the personal assistant (communications) to the Speaker of Parliament

Prince Obed Twijukye is the Communications and Public Relations Assistant at Uganda Media Centre and personal assistant to the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah (PHOTO /Courtesy)

Born of Mr. Tufano Muhangisa  and Deodanta Tumwebaze on the 1st day of January 1992 in Ryeru 11 village, Kabasheshe Parish, Kayonza Sub-county, Rushenyi County in Ntungamo District.

Prince Obed Twijukye is the Communications and Public Relations Assistant at Uganda Media Centre and personal assistant to the speaker of Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah.

This journey from the remote hills of Kayonza to the chambers of the speaker of parliament is indeed an inspiring one
He began his education journey at Rushooka Primary School in present day Kayonza-Ntugamo district, went to Kigezi High School for high school.

Obtained a diploma in journalism and mass communication from Consultants and Trainers School of Journalism and Mass Communication (UMCAT), he proceeded to upgrade for bachelors from Kampala International University. He states that sports sponsored his education from primary level to University.

Prince Obed intimates that he remembers leadership and sports as his lifelong companions.

“I remember I was a prefect from elementary school to University;
-President Kigezi High School Patriotism Club

-President Ntungamo University Students Association

-Youth Chairperson Kayonza Sub-county (2016-2021) Ntungamo District

-Secretary Labour affairs Ntungamo District 2016-2021

-Secretary for Finance Kayonza Sub-county 2021-2026 Ntungamo District.

-NRM national mobiliser(youths)

All these have helped me interrogate the workings of my self and society. This leadership journey has helped me discover myself and society as a property in motion.

It is through appreciating one’s self that man can lead society. It is this that breaks the myth between leadership and the stirring reality. I am very lucky that I have had the opportunity to lead at a very young age, something that has exposed me to the tenets of Africa’s underdevelopment”.

“Facing the practice of African leadership, the disorientation of adults and the cynicism of the young, I literally jumped out of my comfort zone.

One cannot remain indifferent; this new office is a channel I can use to practice my world view and offer my humble contribution for the needed change in Africa”.

“……You see! For me, it is a vocation. Humbled by the contribution of our elders, I think its time for the African youth to prepare to receive the world. I have been inspired by Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his best students that is Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, Don Wanyama, OO (Ofwono Opondo) and Hon. Herbert Nyongozi. They are well grounded ideologically…”

Prince Obed a disciplined, eloquent and motivated young man committed to the cause of the people appreciates the importance of continuous personal and professional improvement.

He states that the African youth must actively seek out new ideas through sources such as books, seminars and networking. But most of all the graduate must establish the nexus between the textbook and the grinding world otherwise the education obtained remains a project with little relevance in society.

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