FDC preacher Nyanjura voted secretary for trade


Doreen Nyanjura (The photo was taken by Timothy Kalyegira, and published by Kampala Express on Sept 1, 2015)

FDC Preacher, Doreen Nyanjura, has been voted the Secretary of Trade, Industry and Investment at the Namboole held delegates conference.

Her fan, Moses Atocon Atyekwo describes Nyanjura as “the super woman from the kingdom of Tooro and the pulpit voice of FDC”.

Nyanjura hopes to use this position to fight poor trade policies, the poor industry policies, the poor economic and investment policies that have seen millions of youth unemployed.

She swore to advocate and demand and exercise viable and practical policies.

About Nyanjura:

She was the FDC Secretary General Makerere University from 2010-2012 and Guild vice president Makerere university from 2011-2012.

She is famed for commanding 2011 walk-to-work in Makerere University and fighting against all the unfair policies like the 60% tuition increment, the scrapping off of faculty allowances etc at the institution.

She also led a hunger strike that left herself and 20 guild ministers brutally arrested and detained at Wandegeya police station while demanding the re-opening of the university shut after strikes.

She led a group of Makerere activists to Kizza Besigye’s home when police led by Affande Sam Omara had turned KB’s compound into a toilet and donated a potty to them.

When Sam Mugumya, Ingrid Turinawe [leader of FDC women league] and Francis Mwijukye were imprisoned on treason charges, Nyanjura led a group of Makerere activists to Luzira prison to demand for their release and within a week, they were granted bail.

Together with Mugumya, Mwijukye and Moses Byamugyisha, she started an FDC drama team that was mainly composed of students from universities, holding shows in Rukungiri and Mbale where they sung songs like ‘we shall overcome’, ‘oh freedom’, ‘FDC is matching on’, ‘ I won’t be moved etc.

Nyanjura co-authored a book with Bagaya Ibra titled, “Is it the fundamental change”, getting herself arrested and remanded to Luzira for two weeks.

She recently started a pressure group called National Association of the Unemployed (NAU), which she coordinates with the aim of creating a national database of unemployed Ugandans and compel government to set up in future regional job centers.

Other officials elected today include; Sempijja Ismail secretary for presidency, Secretary for LBR and Pensions is Jannette Francis, Transport communications is Aturinda Peter, Secretary for Elders is Sam Kalule, Culture House ethics Sheik Katuramu, Legal, human rights and constitutional affairs Abed Nasser, Local government Godfrey Kayemba, Environment Minerals resources Fatuma Zaina, Agriculture is Busigye Joab, Secretary for works is Ayesigomwe Dibarema, Conflict resolution and post Akol is Anthony and Education and sports Awol Betty.

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