Kadaga picks forms to NRM top job



The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, was among NRM leaders who picked nomination forms on Monday at the party headquarters in Kyadondo.

Kadaga seeks to contest for the position of NRM party national vice chairperson and Kamuli Woman Member of parliament.

Kadaga told press outside the headquarters that she is fit for national vice chairperson because she has experience in managing the affairs a case in point being parliament.

Kadaga also appealed to NRM party members and voters in Kamuli to support her candidature for the Woman MP seat.

She reminded them of her handwork that has ensured women’s voices are heard on the floor of parliament.

Kadaga who had an injury on her foot said she had to go in person to pick the forms as per the directive of the party chairman, President Yoweri Museveni.

A lawyer and politician, Kadaga has been Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda since 19 May 2011.

She is the first female to be elected Speaker in the history of the Parliament in Uganda.

She succeeded Edward Ssekandi, who served as Speaker from 2001 to 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.

Kadaga hit international headlines when she passed the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

The bill – often called the “Kill the Gays bill” by left-leaning media outlets – at one time sought to make acts of homosexuality punishable by death or life imprisonment but later removed the death penalty option from the bill.

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