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Columnist Dr. Oloya Now Member On UNAA Board Of Trustees

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information pills geneva;”>“Dr. Oloya’s nomination has been confirmed by the Council and is now a member of the 1st UNAA Board of Trustees.”

UNAA provides oversight over the Executive Committee of the Association. Its members are the guardians and interpreters of the Constitution of UNAA and they ensure that all elected representatives and leaders are accountable to the members of the Association.

The New Vision columnist joins the board of trustees at a time when some members have chosen to form a parallel organisation.

His leadership skills will play a pivotal role in holding members together for the common good.

Dr. Opiyo Oloya is Superintendent of Education with the York Catholic District School Board in Aurora, Ontario.

He has been an educator with the York Catholic District School Board for 23 years. He is the subject of Voice of Freedom, a documentary in the series, “A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada”, about immigrants to Canada.

Opiyo was born in Pamin-yai village, west of Gulu town, in northern Uganda.

In 1980, he became involved in national political activism for democratic reforms. He fled into exile in 1981.

Opiyo graduated with a BA (Hons) and B. Education from Queen’s University in1983 and 1985 respectively. He completed his Master in Education in 1988 at the University of Ottawa.

His dissertation titled, “Child to Soldier: A cultural Perspective from Autobiographical Voices”, earned him a doctorate from York University in October 2010.

Opiyo is a weekly columnist with the New Vision, Uganda. He pioneered the Karibuni Show on CIUT 89.5 FM and founded the charity International Resources for the Education of African Deaf and Blind Children (I Read ABC). His current focus is the peacekeeping role of the African Union Mission in Somalia. He visited war-torn Somalia in August 2010, and again in August 2011.

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