Kadaga Elected Speaker of 9th parliament


NRM’s Rebecca Kadaga has won the seat of Speaker of the 9th Parliament with 302 votes, trouncing FDC’s Nandala Mafabi who has got 57 votes. Kadaga who has been deputy speaker in the 8th Parliament is now going to preside over the voting of deputy speaker, where NRM’s Jacob Oulanya is to battle with FDC’s Odonga Otto.

Who is Rebecca Kadaga

Born on 24 May 1956 in Kamuli district Rebecca Alitwala Committee attended Namasagali College for her high school education. She graduated with a law degree (LLB) from Makerere University in 1978 and later She went on to obtain the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala in 1979. In 2000, she obtained the Diploma in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. In 2003, she obtained the degree of Master of Arts (MA), specializing in Women’s Law, also from the University of Zimbabwe. is the Woman MP for the Kamuli District Constituency

Between 1984 and 1988, she was in private law practice. From 1989 until 1996, she served as the woman MP for Kamuli District in the District Woman’s Constituency. She served as the Chairperson of the University Council for Mbarara University, between 1993 and 1996. During 1996, she served as Secretary General of the East African Women Parliamentarians Association.

From 1996 until 1998, Rebecca Kadaga was the Ugandan Minister of State for Regional Cooperation (Africa and the Middle East). She then served as Minister of State for Communication and Aviation, from 1998 until 1999. Between 1999 and 2000 she was the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs.


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