Saturday, November 06, 2021 was a memorable day for all who gathered in the ICT lab of Lira Town College. Gathered inside were Lira Town College Old Students, who had gathered for constitutional review and strategic planning meeting for the formation of Lira Town College Old Students Association (LITCOSA).
Over the years, there have been several attempts to bring together all the alumni of the Lira Town College, and this year seems to be the year this dream will materialize.
Initiated by the younger old students, LITCOSA has now gained momentum, and the Saturday meeting was attended by a cross section of old boys and girls, who studied in the college in the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s.
Among those who attended was the Deputy Headteacher, Mr. Okello Joseph, and the current Chairperson, Board of Governors (BOG), Mrs. Lillian Grace Ocari both of whom studied in Lira Town College.
Others who attended include the interim spokesperson, Mr. Obote Charles Bogere, Ms. Akech Irene, the interim Treasurer, Ericoh Walter, the interim Chairperson of LITCOSA, Kizito Okwir Akeny, Victor Ocen, the Nobel Prize nominee and Executive Director of AYINET, Ogwang Allan and Kidega Francis.
Others are Okello Ayini Denis, the current Welfare Officer, Emmanuel Angoda, teacher (ICT) and Onen Richard.
In the meeting, it was unanimously agreed that the overall goal of LITCOSA was “to enhance opportunity for collaboration and solidarity among the former students to contribute towards academic excellence and development of Lira Town College.”
The alumni focused on polishing the draft constitution, right from the objectives, management structure, all the way to other important issues such as welfare, resource mobilization, projects, and legalizing the association. The Chairperson BOG, Mrs. Lillian Ocari pledged to provide all necessary support to LITCOSA to enable it thrive.
The alumni in the diaspora followed the meeting via Google Meet. It was agreed that the interim officials, complete the process of writing the constitution, and opening bank accounts so as to move the association forward.