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DWU Alumni Port Moresby chapter elects interim executive members

A new president who will head an interim executive for the Divine Word University Alumni Association Port Moresby Chapter were elected yesterday.

They are expected to be in office for three months.

Forty-nine alumni members turned up at the meeting and elected Asing Bogomos as president.

He mustered 27 votes ahead of Lui Muriki who scored 13 and 10 votes each for Gary Yaguro and Kia Henry Nema.

Supported by newly appointed committee members Christoper Vagalia and Linda Sataro who scored 40 and 33 votes respectively they are expected to work with former executives Gordon Warvi as vice president and secretary Syeidah Geniembo to sort out administrative and financial matters before a new permanent executive is elected for a two year term.

The elected interim treasurer is Judy Ejambi who received an overwhelming 39 votes.

One of the biggest agenda is to sort out financial reports and finalise the constitution registering it with the Investment Promotion Authority.

These are apart from going into a membership drive and former students are invited to actively participate to assist the university and drive change in the country.

The DWUAA is a body passionate about raising funds and support the private Catholic run university which has been growing and transforming since its humbled beginning as a high school.

Pokana Clive Gima told the alumni that the university has an endowment fund which it is targeting to raise K20 million by 2025 to meet expansion and infrastructure development plans for the university.

Alumni have been invited to give generously at K5 per person but few have been giving more than that and so far they have reached K4 million.