Wankandya Simon Peter (Wasp) an alumnus of Makerere University’s School of Law and a former Guild Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs is in the race for LC3 Councillor for Muluka III at his alma mata.
Mostly remembered for wearing dreadlocks at the School of Law (a very unusual sight then and now), Wankandya was also voted Guild Representative Councillor (GRC) to represent the same school in Makerere’s 81st Guild much to the anger of rigid and conservative administrators and lecturers.
He has since shaved off the dreadlocks and when asked why, he said he just wanted to have a fresher new look – and boy is it fresh!
Going back, his most renown slogan for elections at the university was “nothing for us, without us” and he says it is still the driving factor in his current political ambitions. WASP says that Makerere, that he loves so much, is still experiencing problems whose solutions he is coming to be part of.
Our reporters, curious much about whether he misses the Ivory Tower, having graduated and entered the job market, asked him if he misses the university as part of his reasons for contesting.
“Makerere is home, so I miss it at times. The good times when services like food in restaurants was easily accessible before their demolition. The times when people would get admitted & attend campus before paying tuition, hence favourable to students from all walks of life. When leadership was about service. When everyone in Northcote was a comrade.” Wankandya recalled.
A former resident of Nsibirwa Hall (Northcote), the former guild minister seeks to represent Muluka III that consists of Nsibirwa Hall, Nkrumah Hall, Africa Hall and Mitchell Hall in the Kawempe Division Council.
He emphasizes transparency & inclusive leadership as the benchmarks of his political campaign. The People Power candidate said his leadership will be one that works for everyone.
“The constituents will be involved and have a say in their governance. I will advocate for fairness and equality in service delivery to everyone. The problems of Makerere are beyond party lines, so I am for them and they are for me. People Power, Our Power.” He concluded.