Media professional, Head of Communications and Marketing at Umeme Mr. Peter Kaujju has encouraged the public to share their blessings with the less privileged.
He made the appeal during a one-on-one with Crystal Newman during the Groove Cafe segment of The Groove Show on RX Radio.
“If there’s anything you can do for somebody someday or any other day, please don't hold back because every passing minute doesn’t return. Sometimes we procrastinate a lot about something and become unable to do it. That time in the future may not come because you don't know what can happen the next day.”
Mr. Kaujju was talking about the lessons he has learned while serving in the public sector for over a decade. Among them is helping those in dire need such as street children, orphans, and the poor.
With a team of members from Umeme, Mr. Kaujju said they started a campaign dubbed 10k for Gulu to reach out to vulnerable children in orphanages and in less privileged families in Northern Uganda.
“If you're living today, there’s an opportunity to improve someone’s life and to put a smile on their face. Its important to go ahead and do that because after all, we work to make the world a better place for us all,” he remarked.
As a veteran in the public sector, Mr. Kaujju added that it is crucial to be innovative, resilient, and open to learning, a networker, and appreciative of feedback because it creates and strengthens relationships with the public.
Mr. Kaujju is currently working at Umeme as the organization’s mouthpiece. His journey began at New Vision as an intern and steadily climbed his way to one of the best economics writers at the station.
In 2008, he left the newsroom and joined advertising for Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), where he worked as a communications officer for 3 years.
There, he got a job opportunity at Kampala Capital City Authority at the supervisory level managing the infrastructure and health centers in the city, street children, people working on the streets, and markets.
“It was a very interesting place to work. It taught me a lot, I had to develop some thick skin because sometimes you’d be threatened of getting injured, but I learned a lot of f things there. I gained a lot of skills in terms of people management, and from the politicians, I got to learn a lot about them. It was very hectic but skills rewarding,” Mr. Kaujju recounted.
During his serving time, he was exposed to a number of places and lifestyles of people within the city, and recalled building relationships and networking with many people.
In 2020, he moved to Umeme and now hopes to author a book on the city administration to share his knowledge about his experiences in managing cities.
The Groove Cafe with Crystal Newman airs every Weekday from 4-5 pm on RX Radio.
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