UGANDA: Dr Aceng discloses plans of joining elective politics.

UGANDA: Dr Aceng discloses plans of joining elective politics.

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The Minister of Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, has announced her intention to contest for the Lira District Woman Member of Parliament seat under the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket.

Aceng made the pronouncement to reporters in Lira on Sunday evening at Alfa Resort Hotel outside Lira town.

Dr. Aceng who turned 52 last May is an expert in Pediatrics and public health.

She is expected to tussle it out with Joy Atim (UPC), the incumbent who has served for two terms now.

In NRM primaries, Dr. Aceng may tussle it out with Linda Agnes Auma, the current RDC of Amuru who lost to Atim in the 2016 elections under NRM ticket.

Aceng said: “They (people of Lira) prayed for me when I worked here, when I was picked by President Yoweri Museveni to go and work as Director General of Health Services. They continued to pray and I was appointed a minister, a position I still hold up to date.”

“I am confident that I have not let the people of Lango down. I’m confident that the work I have done has pleased them. That is why they have been asking questions, but also encouraging me,” she added.

Aceng also said: “I also want to state clearly that because I have been working with the Government and government has supported me, has loved me, I will stand under the National Resistance Movement party.”

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