Parliament has approved Jessica Alupo and Robinah Nabbanja Uganda’s new Vice President and Prime Minister ,respectively .
The motion to approve Katakwi Woman, MP Alupo was moved by Ruhinda North MP, Thomas Tayebwa. Alupo was declared Vice President by Deputy Speaker Anita Among after all the members of Parliament present voted in favour of her appointment with only one member voting against the motion.
Alupo becomes the second woman to hold the office of Vice President while Nabbanja is the first woman Prime Minister and leader of government business in Uganda. Alupo thanked President Museveni for entrusting her with the opportunity to serve in the position and vowed to champion national unity and development for all.
A teacher by training Alupo is also a retired soldier at the rank of a Major and she has previously served as minister for youth and children affairs.
Nabbamja ,the first woman leader of government business since independence pledged to strengthen the link between the executive and parliament . “ I pledge to work with fellow ministers and MPs to ensure that the NRM manifesto is effectively implemented especially transforming a good percentage of the 3.3 million households still in subsistence economy into the money economy .
“Fellow leaders , Ugandans expect and are yearning for quality service delivery from government . This , we can achieve if we put our minds together and focus on timely implementation of government projects and programs,” she stated .