KAMPALA — Earlier on Monday, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebbeca Kadaga launched her bid for a third term at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Kadaga told MPs that she was interested in retaining her slot for speakership because she represents the will of the people.
She told fellow legislators that during her two terms as speaker of parliament, she has managed to move to different parts of the country, discovering the challenges facing different areas.
Kadaga, who doubles as Kamuli woman MP-elect responded to those trying to blackmail that she is not a loyal cadre to her party – NRM saying that they will not hinder her interest for the speakership slot.
She advised legislators, including those from her party- NRM as well as the opposition that they should not allow to be bought with promises of cabinet posts, saying they can lobby for the position themselves.
“Don’t buy the talk that you will get a ministerial position because you can get that on your own without anyone helping you,” she added.
She hinted on accusations of tribalism saying she wasn’t tribalistic because she has always articulated issues of every Uganda.
The state minister for mineral development, Sarah Opendi said; “Madam Speaker your contribution is immense and we shall stand with you because you have steered the house effectively and we will support your bid,”
Opendi notified fellow legislators that the fight against the speaker was a sign of discrimination against women ‘yet even God created a woman and made her a manager alongside a man.’
On Tuesday, Democratic Party (DP) endorsed Bukoto central MP –elect, Richard Ssebamala for the same seat.
Ssebamala joins other candidates including Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah and Kira Municipality legislator, Ibrahim Ssemujju.