Gov't Welcomes Zziwa's EALA Victory

physician geneva;”>Zziwa was elected on Tuesday in Arusha Tanzania, sickness the headquarters of the East African Community after defeating NRM-endorsed Dora Byamukama in a hotly contested race.

The former Kampala Women MP’s victory stunned NRM which had earlier appealed to her to step down in favour of the eloquent Byamukama.

“Hon Zziwa’s election to this distinguished position in East Africa is a testament to Government of Uganda’s deliberate efforts to fully emancipate women and optimize their potential,” government said in a statement.

The Minister of Information and National Guidance Hon. Karooro Okurut expressed confidence that Hon. Zziwa is up to the task.

“Hon. Zziwa has had an excellent record both as a Ugandan Member of Parliament and at the East African Legislative Assembly, where she has been for the last five years,” said Karooro.

“She is up to the mark and as Government of Uganda we congratulate her upon assuming the Speakership of EALA and wish her the best of luck in her duties”, she added.

Hon. Zziwa will be the third Speaker of the Assembly and the first woman speaker.

She replaces Hon. Abdirahim Abdi from Kenya.


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