GLOFORD’s Ongom awarded, pledges to raise generational leaders
Morris Chris Ongom is the Founder and CEO of GLOFORD Uganda. He is an economist and leadership development expert with other specialties in youth and community development.
By Our Reporter
Lira – November 6, 2022: Uganda’s Morris Chris Ongom was among the people bestowed with awards last month. Hailing from Lango sub-region, Ongom is an economist and leadership development expert.
Also, the president of Lira City Development Forum, the Global Forum for Development (GLOFORD) founder says “The Lord continues to be faithful.”
In a message to TND News, he added: “At GLOFORD, we continue to aspire for greater horizons. Hopefully, this encourages us all.”
Ongom was in Nairobi last month (October) where he was honoured with a Doctorate in Community Development from the International University of Ministry and Education of Missouri, USA.
“My pledge to Lango, Uganda and Africa is a contribution to the raising of a new generation of transformed leaders for the continent. It’s on and I look forward to working with many of you as we make our generational mark,” he added.
More about Ongom
Morris has Masters of Economic Policy Management from Makerere University. He worked with Lango College, St. Mary Magdalene, and King’s way High School as Mathematics and Economics teacher before joining Compassion International, World Vision Uganda and now GLOFORD Uganda.
From his school days, he has been a leader. He was a leader in various school clubs including debating. He led the students as Head prefect, Guild President and Secretary for Finance Uganda National Students’ Association.
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These experiences prepared him to work closely with leaders at an early age and this has greatly shaped him to work with youth and leaders at all levels.
In 2009, Morris together with his wife Susan Ongom and other seven young professionals (Wilfred Okello, Juliet Arica, Claudia Otto, Benard Acuma, Angwech Lydia, Sandra Auma, and Denis Emor, realized a big gap in the raising of leaders for their communities and nation, Uganda.
They got together and started an institution that would harness youth potential and shape them in different fields of professional careers and life. This is how GLOFORD was born on April 7, 2010.