ALICE LUBEGA: Uganda’s first female legislator dies at 103

The late Hon. Florence Alice Lubega (Photo/File)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Uganda’s First Female Member of Parliament, Hon. Florence Alice Lubega has died at 103 years, the Daily Express reports.

Lubega’s death was confirmed by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon Anita Among at parliament on Friday morning.

“Hon Florence Alice Lubega as the first female legislator inspired the rest of us to take up the mantle of leadership,” Among told journalists.
“We celebrate her mentorship, inspiration, and Courage that opened barriers for woman leaders. May the Lord grant her eternal rest,” she added.

Government Chief Whip Hon Thomas Tayebwa also hailed Hon Lubega for inspiring future generations of women leaders.

“Rest in Peace Uganda’s First Female Member of Parliament Hon Florence Alice Lubega. You opened the gates for female legislators not only in Uganda but across the continent,” Tayebwa wrote on his Twitter account.

Born on 5 November 1917 – Died 28 October 2021, Hon Alice Lubega joined Parliament in May 1962. She was one of the first female legislators of Uganda, to be a member of the Legislative Council.

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She also a member of the first Ugandan Parliament, and Deputy Minister for Community Development and Labour.

Florence Lubega is the daughter of former Buganda Premier Samuel Wamala and Erina Nantongo. She was married to Saulo Lubega, a former teacher at Mityana secondary school.

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