Hoima and Kaabong Woman representatives have been sworn in as members of Parliament.
Both members from the ruling National Resistance Movement party beat their contenders from opposition Forum for Democratic Change.
Harriet Businge, who won the Hoima seat beat Asanansi Nyakato after garnering 33,301 votes to her rival’s 28,789.
In Kaabong District, Christine Tubo Nakwang defeated Judith Nalibe Adyaka with 22,532 votes to 1,692 votes.
After swearing-in n Wednesday afternoon, both were welcomed by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who showed them the sitting arrangement of the House.
“Honourables Nakwang and Businge I want to welcome you and I congratulate you upon your election. To assist you with your work I hand over to you the copies of the constitution,” said Kadaga
She also gave them the rules of procedure to guide them while making her motions or petitions and submissions.
Kaabong Women’s representative seat became vacant at the beginning of July after Rose Lilly Akello, who had won the by-election in 2017, decided to vacate it and instead went to represent the newly created Karenga district.
On 18 July, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah declared her as Woman representative of Karenga district.
“This is, therefore, to notify you that from henceforth, Hon. Akello Rose Lilly shall be reflected in this House as the Woman representative of Karenga district,” said Oulanyah.
As required through Article 81(2) of the Constitution, the Clerk to Parliament wrote to the Electoral Commission informing them of a vacant seat for the district of Kaabong occasioned by the choice made by the current Woman representative of Kaboong district.
Hoima women representative seat also seat fell vacant after Tophas Kaahwa Byagira who was the incumbent reconciled her post at the beginning of this year and opted to represent Kikuube district which was cut from Hoima.
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