MP Anywar pledges to work with Museveni


Following president Museveni’s decision of involving the opposition the cabinet, one of the Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) most influential women in the party Beatrice Anywar gave her take.

The Kitgum municipality MP, said yesterday if she were offered a cabinet post in President Museveni’s government, she would take it with both hands.

Speaking to the media on a wide range of issues, Anywar said a cabinet position would provide her with the platform to serve her people better because she would be closer to the centre of power where resources are allocated.

“In politics, we don’t have permanent friends and enemies. Somebody appointing you a minister does not mean that he has taken your brain away,” Anywar said.

In the run-up to the 2016 elections, she became critical of some officials in FDC, saying she was not happy with the way the party was being run. Still, she surprised many when she decided to nominate former prime minister Amama Mbabazi for the presidency.

Later, with the political tide moving against her in Kitgum, she made a U-turn and backed FDC’s flag bearer Dr Kizza Besigye. However, the party had already handed Denis Onekalit its flag in Kitgum municipality, leaving Anywar to stand as independent.

Having defeated Onekalit, Anywar said she is now free to work with any party, including the NRM which she says controls the national resources.

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