KAMPALA – Former Premier Dr Ruhakana Rugunda will on Tuesday morning officially handover office to his successor Robinah Nabbanja.
The event expected to start at 10am will be conducted through zoom.
Having been nominated by President Yoweri Museveni and approved by the Parliament, Nabbanja took oath of office on Monday at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
In the new cabinet, Dr. Rugunda was appointed Special Envoy for Special Duties, Office of the President.
Nabbanja becomes the first Ugandan female to take the position.
The Kakumiro legislator served as a District Councillor, representing Nkooko Sub-County, in what was Kibaale District at the time, from 1998 until 2001.
During that period, she concurrently served as the Secretary for Health, Gender and Community Services for the district.
For 10 years (2001–2010) she served as a Resident District Commissioner in the districts of Pallisa, Busia and Budaka, before joining elective politics in 2011, when she successfully contested for Kibaale District Woman Representative in the 9th Parliament (2011–2016).
When Kakumiro District was created in 2016, she successfully contested for the Woman Representative seat for the new district. She is currently the Woman MP for Kakumiro District, having won re- election for the same seat in the January 2021 elections.
During her time in Parliament, she served as Treasurer of the NRM Caucus ( 2011-2016), and as a Parliamentary Commissioner (2016-2019).
Nabbanja Robinah is currently a first year Masters student of Monitoring and Evaluation at Nkumba University, Kampala Campus.