KAMPALA – The new deputy leader of the People Power Movement, Dr Lina Zedriga Waru, has said that she will work to ensure that the political pressure group has a national appeal by building grassroots structures.
Speaking in an interview with PML Daily on Thursday, April 9, Dr Zedriga, who is a renowned gender rights activist, said that for long, many people have had the perception that People Power movement is only for city dwellers, which she wants to fight.
Dr Zedriga said her role will be to conduct political mobilisation for People power and ensuring that the people power idea is understood by everyone.
She says although the support of People power is significant in Kampala, She has been appointed at a time when there are plans to make the movement stronger in other parts of the country.
Zedriga hopes that she will be able to redefine political engagement from cash transactions to transformation through humanity, by touching people’s hearts with the truth and a direction that they can all value.
Zedriga holds a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Arts in Human Rights, Bachelor of Laws LL.B and Certificate of Laws all from Makerere University.
Shehas a Certificate in Genocide Prevention from The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliationin Poland and a Certificate in Women and Public Policy from JF Kennedy Harvard University Boston US which she acquired in 2009.