Speaking to the media at Parliament last week, the Chairperson Uganda Parliamentary Women’s Association (UWOPA) Hon. Pamela Kamugo Nasiyo, applauded the good leadership by the Speaker of the 10th parliament Rht. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga and Hon. Betty Aol the leader of oppostion.
Uganda Parliamentary Women’s Association (UWOPA) is a parliament caucus established during the 5th parliament of Uganda (1989-1994), comprising of all women members of parliament but open to male members as associates or horary members.
The institution was established to engender the legislative process, create awareness campaigns and encourage lobbying and advocacy, networking, exchange programmes, training, and institutional/ organizational capacity building.
UWOPA leaders called upon the President elect to appoint women in key decision making positions in the next government and tasked the members elected to the 11th parliament to re-elect the Rht. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga for a third term as Speaker noting that there is a need to have a female representation in the top positions of the three arms of government.
Nasiyo noted that Parliament under the leadership of Rebecca Kadaga had performed exceptionally well on legislation, oversight, appropriation, and representation.
Uganda elected 353 directly elected MPs and 146 district Woman MPs. Each of the 10 new cities elected a Woman MP to add on the 136 elected by the districts including Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
The 11th parliament of Uganda will elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker after the swearing ceremony of the president and members of parliament scheduled for May 2021.