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Robina Nabbanja Approved to become Uganda’s first-ever female Prime Minister

The Parliamentary committee has today approved Kakumiro District Woman Member of Parliament Robina Nabbanja as Uganda’s Prime Minister and Head of government business.

Nabbanja who previously served as the State Minister for Health in charge of General duties makes history as Uganda’s first-ever female politician to be the Prime Minister. She also becomes the 11th Prime Minister in Uganda’s history.

Nabbanja was elected to replace Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda with the latter being appointed as the Special Envoy in charge of General Duties in the President’s office.

“Thank you for approving me as Prime Minister and I am truly grateful. I commit on the foundation laid by my predecessors ensuring availability of government business and together with the Government Chief Whip, we shall ensure that this time ministers attend Parliament sittings,” Nabbanja said shortly after her approval.

Parliament has earlier today approved Katakwi Disitrict Woman MP Hon. Jessica Alupo for the appointment of Vice Presidency, also becoming the second female politician to host the position.

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