University of the Sacred Heart Gulu (USHG) has unveiled two new motor vehicles; a new University Van a 14 seater Toyota Hiace with registration number UBH 142S and a motorcycle registration number UFA 282V.
The vehicles were unveiled and blessed by the Archbishop of Gulu and USHG Chancellor His Grace Dr. John Baptist Odama in an exciting and colorful ceremony held at the university campus on Sunday 25th October 2020. The event was graced by the Vice-Chairperson of the USHG Governing Council, Mr. Jackson Opwonya who acknowledged and commended the critical milestones and growth that the University of the Sacred Heart Gulu has been making since its establishment in 2016. Also present at the event were the USHG Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Dr. Jino Mwaka, and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Rev. Fr. Prof. Callisto Locheng, USHG professors, administrative staff, students and community members.
The USHG students couldn’t hide their excitement as they welcomed the vehicles. Represented by their Guild Speaker Mr. Michael Lakony, the students expressed gratitude to the University management and the donors who have made this possible. He mentioned that as student leaders, the Van shall be very instrumental in supporting students’ engagement with the community.
In his address during the unveiling, the USHG Vice Chancellor Rev. Fr. Dr. Jino Mwaka thanked everyone who was very instrumental and supportive in enabling the USHG to acquire the vehicles. In a special way, he thanked MIVA Austria, the family of Jeff and Jane Martins, the family of Bruce and Debbie Jerosz, Missio Austria, Donald D. Lynch Family Foundation, and Gulu Help Foundation Inc. for the moral and financial support towards the acquisition of two vehicles. The Vice-Chancellor also acknowledged the contribution of the USHG Governing Council and the Archdiocese of Gulu in their support and guidance to the University. He mentioned that the vehicles would be used to support University operations, community outreach activities, catechists’ formation programs and students’ activities at the USHG.
While blessing the vehicles, His Grace Dr. John Baptist Odama offered special prayers to the donors who contributed to the purchase of these vehicles. He thanked them for believing in the great work and mission of the University of the Sacred Heart Gulu of contributing to personal and social healing growth and holistic development. He promised that the vehicles would be used to support the work of the USHG and to achieve the USHG Vision.