UGANDA REPRESENTATIVE AT PAN AFRICAN PARLIAMENT ELECTED UNOPPOSED IN THE CONTINENTAL PARLIAMENT

UGANDA REPRESENTATIVE AT PAN AFRICAN PARLIAMENT ELECTED UNOPPOSED IN THE CONTINENTAL PARLIAMENT

By Alice Lubwama

Uganda’s representative at the Pan African Parliament also Ssembabule Woman MP Anifa Bangirana Kawooya NRM,  has been elected unopposed as Vice-Chair of the Women Caucus, during the East African Caucus Meeting of the continental legislature in Midrand, South Africa.

The African legislators are currently meeting in Midrand for the Fourth Ordinary Session of the Assembly where they will debate a wide range of issues affecting the continent.

Kawooya becomes the second Ugandan legislator to hold a position of leadership in the Pan African Parliament after Hon. Jacqueline Amongin, who is currently the Chairperson of the Committee on Rural
Economy, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

In her position as Vice-Chair of the Women Caucus, the legislator has an uphill task to advocate for issues of women and girls on the continent where Female Genital Mutilation and child marriages are
still prevalent.

Photo Credit: New Vision

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