History – Speakers of Uganda Parliament 1962 to 1996

In essence, Mr. Edward Rugumayo was the first head of the legislative arm of the Government of the Republic of Uganda who is of African-Ugandan descent. He is of the Batooro of Small Western Uganda. Aged 45 years, in 1979, he became the Chairman of the National Consultative Council (NCC) - the 3rd Parliament.  … Continue reading History – Speakers of Uganda Parliament 1962 to 1996

History – Speakers of Uganda Parliament 1996 to 2022

The 6th Parliament was the first of its kind as we define Parliament of Uganda today. After having chaired the Constituent Assembly from 1994 to 1995, aged 51 years, in 1996, Mr. James Wapakhabulo (RIP), a lawyer and of the Bagisu of Small Eastern Uganda descent, became the first Speaker of the 6th Parliament. He… Continue reading History – Speakers of Uganda Parliament 1996 to 2022

Hon. Among brings gender & region balance at top echelon

Purely from a gender perspective, Hon. Anita Annet Among, is the best candidate to be elected Speaker to replace the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah now rested. This is because, with the late Oulanyah as Speaker, the three arms of government - the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary - were all headed by men.… Continue reading Hon. Among brings gender & region balance at top echelon

FDC did women’s day best

If you consider how it all started, among Uganda's political parties, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) did International Women's Day (IWD) 2022 best. IWD had socialist beginnings with women forming movements to fight for equality for their labour, for voting rights, for radical change for the benefit of womankind; and for celebrating womanhood. And… Continue reading FDC did women’s day best

Speaker Jacob Oulanyah saga

The debate on whether it was right and fitting for Government of Uganda to allocate and to spend significant resources to fly out to the United States for treatment the Speaker, Rtn. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, rages on. This past week, Democratic Party President, Hon. Norbert Mao, threw the spanner in the works, so to speak,… Continue reading Speaker Jacob Oulanyah saga