Speaker Rebecca Kadaga says she still wants to serve the parliament of Uganda in that capacity.
“I want my 10 years,” she was quoted last week as saying when asked about her plans to re-seek parliamentary speakership.
She added: “They shouldn’t amend laws simply because I am a woman.”
Kadaga became Uganda’s first female speaker replacing the current vice president, Edward Kiwanuka on 19 May 2011.
She is also the current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kamuli District Women’s Constituency, Busoga sub-region, a position she has served in since 1989.
The race towards Uganda’s next Parliament speaker has already gained.
The ruling NRM MP-elects started their retreat in Kyankwanzi on Saturday and will decide on the party’s choice for speaker and deputy speaker.
Kadaga warns new MPs
Presiding over Plenary on Wednesday, Kadaga cautioned the new Members of Parliament about the moneylenders and banks ‘chasing’ them around for loans.
She also informed the house that swearing in for the 10th Parliament will be on the 16th, 17th and 18th of May 2016.
Meanwhile, the list of journalists who met the criteria for coverage of the 10th Parliament will be out today Monday, 14th-March 2016.