Female Members of Parliament under their umbrella body, Uganda Woman Parliamentary Association –UWOPA want all women appointed to cabinet positions to champion the fight against corruption.
Pamela Kamugo the Association Chairperson who is also Budaka Woman MP and her team addressed Journalists at Parliament on Monday, shortly after the approval of Jessica Alupo and Robinah Nabbanja as Vice President and Prime Minister respectively.
President Yoweri Museveni recently appointed Alupo and Nabbanja among the women in top Cabinet positions. The President also appointed oters are Kamuli Woman MP Rebecca Kadaga as the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community, Lukia Nakadama as Third Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Port-folio and others.
While reacting to the appointments, UWOP Chairperson Kamugo expressed trust in the women appointed as Ministers and appealed to them to spearhead the country’s fight against corruption.
Also, Santa Alum, the Oyam Woman MP said that women are less corrupt and she is confident that those appointed into cabinet will be able to fight corruption to ensure smooth service delivery to Ugandans.
According to Agnes Kunihira the Worker’s representative, appointment of women in these offices is a vote confidence in the women of Uganda.
Lucy Akello, the Amuru Woman MP also appealed to the appointed women to continue working closely with UWOPA to ensure protection of girl and women rights.