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Founder and CEO,

Aliguma Foundation (since 2017)

Ritah, the founder of the foundation, is passionate about organizing and developing strategies that are deliverable with a deliberate thinking and design, enthused about the wholesome growth and development of young sports journalists and community empowerment.

Ritah Aliguma holds a first class Diploma in Journalism from Uganda Institute of Business and Media Studies in Kampala. 

Ritah has demonstrated her ability to communicate effectively and to work with a range of stakeholders in Uganda and globally including government officials, civil society organizations, non-state actors and international communities. She has extensive experience in working in multi-cultural environments.

Ritah Aliguma is seen as an exceptionally passionate sports personality who joined sports journalism in 2010. She was inducted as a Mentor in the annual Hong-Kong Sports Press Association Young Reporters Program.

In 2014, she was appointed the first female Vice President of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) and served two terms in office. 

She also became the first Ugandan to be voted at the International Sports Press Association (Africa) executive.



Saltray Lubega is a multi-faceted contemporary Artist (Fine-Art & Graphics Design, Music & Acting, Still & Motion Photography) who has majored in Television & Broadcasting.

Saltray is a successful and highly experienced media person with a wealth of skills in Video & Television Production, having walked through the ranks from Director of Photography to Video Editor, Productions Director and subsequently Television Station Manager, climaxing with a short stint at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is widely travelled both as a Broadcast Media person and photographer to Europe, Asia and the USA.

Currently, he is the CEO of Iris Mission Africa, a not-for-profit organization, working in partnership with other stakeholders to empower especially young people with skills to fight poverty through Art, Photography & Film.

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Mr. Joël Boutroue of France has served for more than 30 years in the public service. He was until mid-2022 the UNHCR Representative in Uganda for some &ve years, and when retiring from the United Nations he advised Tufts University, Boston and the Aliguma Foundation of Uganda. Before this he was advisor, regional co-operation of the OECD Development Centre.


Until May 2016, he was the special advisor to the Norwegian Government on Haiti. Prior to this he was special advisor to Haitian Prime Minister Bellerive after the earthquake, from early 2010 to late 2011.

Mr. Boutroue has had a long career with United Nations from 1984 to 2010. He served in particular as DSRSG/RC/HC/RR from end 2006 to end 2009. His previous experience includes a large variety of postings, notably as deputy Director of OCHA; UN RC and UNDP RR to Armenia; head of Consolidated Appeal Process with OCHA.

From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Boutroue was deployed as the head of the UNHCR in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the Rwandan Genocide.


From 1984 to 1994, he worked for UNHCR in a variety of functions at the headquarters, covering the Persian Gulf crisis (1991), the Tajikistan crisis (1993), and in the field notably in Malawi (from 1987 to 1991) and the Sudan (1984 to 1987). 

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head of operations

Shirley Akeso is currently the Head of Operations at The Aliguma Foundation. A graduate of Makerere University, she has always had the zeal and passion for project management and her engagement with The Aliguma Foundation gave her a stepping stone.

Prior to offering her services at The Aliguma Foundation, she was an Accounts Assistant at  Action for Development (ACFODE) where she was responsible for preparing financial instruments for the organization. She has worked/volunteered with other organizations such as Score Beyond Leadership Organization, where she serves as the Finance and Administration Manager.

In her free time, she can be found in studio producing music or on stage rapping, reading a book or preparing a warm meal for her family.

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Doreen Namuyiga is the administrator at The Aliguma Foundation, where she also heads the counseling department. Leading her team, she provides advice and counseling to women and young girls participating in the foundation's programs. Doreen also manages the organization's social media platforms. 


Legal Advisor


LLB (MUK), PGD Law (KSL), MPP (student) UMI.


Dorcus Bayiga is a partner at Kal Advocates, a law firm registered in Uganda whose core competence is in Corporate & Commercial Law, Litigation, Land Law, Procurement Law, laws governing NGO's and other Not For Profit Entities among others.


She is passionate about working with NGO's and Not For Profit Entities. She offers legal advice, drafts and reviews several legal documents and mediates any emerging disputes.

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planning & publicity manager

(B.A (SS) Makerere University) 

Innocent M. Ndawula is well-known and highly respected sports journalist. Ndawula has extensive radio and TV sports commentary and anchoring experience, and still writes for Monitor Publications.


Over the past decade, Ndawula has been a mainstay in the journalism business and has covered several major international sports events for print and electronic media with distinction.


Currently, Sports Deputy Editor at Monitor Publications Ltd, Ndawula's talent has shone through at global platforms with SuperSport and BBC Africa as well as in Uganda with NTV, KFM and the defunct WBS TV


From covering the Rugby World Cup in France 2007, ICC Cricket World Cups (Sri Lanka 2006 (U-19s) and South Africa 2003, Africa Cup of Nations (Ghana 2008) and Africa Netball Championships (Uganda 2015), Ndawula has extended his trade to editing sports magazines. 


He is the editor of Golf100 Magazine (arguably the best in Africa), The Ugandan Cricketer Magazine (a hub of cricket news in the region), and was the sub-editor of defunct FourFourTwo East Africa Football


Having grown up in Naguru Quarters, a slum in the city center of Kampala that takes credit for producing 70 per cent of Uganda’s international athletes; boxing, cricket, golf, tennis, table tennis, badminton and hockey among others, Ndawula’s work with the Aliguma Foundation cannot be understated as it has a resolute and direct positive impact on the lives of the underprivileged.



Bachelor's of Information Systems in Computer Science at Kyambogo University 

"I am passionate about working with NGO's and Not For Profit Entities."


Offers photography and videography services, manages social media platforms and takes care of the operations of the Foundation."

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