KAMPALA — Former Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza was on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 unveiled as a member of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party.
The Kasese Woman MP, formerly of the FDC, was unveiled by ANT national coordinator Alice Alaso who said the party values mean that more members will join the party.
“When we talk about Winnie Kiiza, we are talking about a woman of integrity, a very firm and assertive personality. We are happy to receive home an institution builder. Winnie Kiiza’s coming home means a lot for this party and this country,” Ms Alaso said.
“The woman Member of Parliament for Kasese District, the former leader of opposition in Parliament, the Hon Winnie Kiiza, you are most welcome. We are very excited to receive Hon Kiiza home, you are extremely welcome,” she added amid ululation from party supporters.
In her remarks, Ms Kiiza said it through ANT that she can further the fight against injustice in the country.
“I come here because I believe in the values that the ANT espouses. I want to be part of those who are building blocks for this political party to create hope for the majority of Ugandans who have seemingly lost hope. I thank ANT for creating a home that gives us hope,” she said.
“A month ago I announced to the nation that I was not seeking re-election for the woman MP seat and people started wondering what next. I said I will continue to pursue justice, change, good values, good governance and all those will be pursued but with the ANT as my home,” she added.
Kiiza joins ANT after fellow MPs Kassiano Wadri (Arua Municipality) Paul Mwiru (Jinja East) and Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo).