The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament RT Hon. Rebecca Kadaga is amongst hundreds of Member of Parliament that were nominated on the first day (Thursday) of the two-day exercise of nomination of parliamentary candidates ahead of the forthcoming elections.
Kadaga has been nominated in Kamuli where she vowed to not only defend his Kamuli Seat but also remain Speaker for the third term.
“I’ve been nominated as a candidate for the Kamuli Woman MP seat. I will also vie for Parliamentary Speakership because we as Basoga and Easterners have a stake in national governance. As MP, I’ll struggle for three key roads, which snake thru other districts and growing of avocado,” Kadaga said.
Kadaga has been Speaker of the Parliament since 19 May 2011. She is the first woman to be elected Speaker in the history of the Parliament of Uganda.She succeeded Edward Ssekandi, who served as Speaker from 2001 to 2011.
“My priority, as MP, will be the struggle for tarmacking of three roads that link Kamuli to three districts. These are: Bukungu to Kimaka in Jinja; Budhumbula to Kasolo in Iganga and the road that leads to Pallisa district,” Kadaga said.
The other priorities, she said, include stimulating economic growth, repair of the ferry and introduction of avocado as a cash crop.
With Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah also now duly nominated for Member of Parliament, Omoro County we anticipated a battle between Kadaga and Oulanyah for who will be Speaker for the 11th parliament.