Two Ugandan international cricketers Charles Waiswa and Deus Muhumuza turned new pages in their lives on Monday evening after they were among five new Rotarians inducted into the Rotary Club of Kampala South by Past District Governor (PDG) Ken Mugisha.
The two have lived the better part of their youthful years lending their talent to the country as sportsmen flying the flag all over the globe but their latest act was even more humbling as they now seek to further do ‘service beyond self’.
“This is the biggest service organisation in the world and we welcome you guys,” PDG Mugisha, a Rotarian with 25 years’ experience, told the five inductees. He was flanked by the club’s president Peter Mukuru at the special fellowship held at Hotel Africana in Kampala.
“Rotary means serious business and you should all serve diligently. You are all young, energetic and you’re expected to serve in every way you can. Always wear the pin and make a special bond with others. Don’t forget the four-way test as well.” Waiswa and Muhumuza, all looking dapper on their day, were alreading focusing to life as Rotarians.
“This is a chance for us to show that we are not just sportsmen but also people with a good heart that can do something for the underprivileged ones,” said Waiswa.
“This is an opportunity for all of us to make a difference using our other skills. It gives me joy if I know I did good for someone who even doesn’t know me,” chipped in Muhumuza.
Three other youthful members; Frank Fayo Nyakahuma (marketing & pr guru), Bridget Nabagereka (engineer) and Jonathan Kasagga (artificial forensic engineer) earned their rotary pins on the day the club tally reached 80 members. The five were part of the Mission Green Tree Planting
Project in Bubuule, Mpigi last Friday where 3,000 trees where planted alongside the audif firm PKF and the Brothers of Christian Instruction from Kisubi. The club will be on the road with another project in Masindi this weekend.