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Things You Need To Know About Hon Rebecca Kadaga

5 Things You Need To Know About Hon Rebecca Kadaga

The iron lady of the 10th parliament of the Republic of Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga was born in Kamuli District, Eastern Uganda, 66 years ago on 24 May 1956. She is not just your ordinary Ugandan woman, she attended Namasagali College for her high school education and went on a journey that has since made her the most powerful member of parliament in Uganda.

Here are a few things we have compiled about her that we thought we could share with you.

Legal Practice;

She is a graduate of law from Makerere University, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in 1978. And like any lawyer out here, she further went on to obtain a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center(LDC) in 1979.

In 2000, she obtained a Diploma in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. In 2003, she obtained the degree of Master of Arts (MA), specializing in Women’s Law, also from the University of Zimbabwe.

Recently in 2019, Nkumba University awarded Rebecca Kadaga an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Therefore, before we handle any other things about the current speaker of parliament, you should have it at the tip of your fingers that she is an accomplished legal practitioner.

Ministerial positions

Rebecca Kadaka served as the Minister of State for Regional Cooperation (Africa and the Middle East) from 1996 to 1998.

From 1998 to 1999, she was Minister of State for Communication and Aviation.

Eventually, from 1999 to 2000, she served as Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, a position that harnessed her ambition and later saw her become deputy speaker of parliament in 2001 and eventual speakership in 2011.

The longest-serving member of parliament

Did you know that Rebecca Kadaga has won consecutive elections as Kamuli District Woman MP since she joined the National Resistance Council (NRC- transitional parliament) in 1989? Well, she’s been in the house since then. Other senior members exist but have never had a straight road clear of any losses like Kadaga.

First Female Speaker of Parliament

Hon. Kadaga broke the record as the first female speaker of parliament in Uganda after replacing Edward Ssekandi in 2011. Following the February 2016 general election, Kadaga was again unanimously re-elected as Speaker of Parliament on 19 May 2016. She is yet to break another record as the longest-serving speaker of parliament, of course, that’s if she wins the 2021 speakership race.

Century Hotel Ltd In Kamuli

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga

At the cost of approximately UGX3 billion, the iron lady of parliament owns this magnificent structure in Kamuli. This hotel is an oasis of comfort and tranquility. Known for its traditional Basoga hospitality, Century Hotel offers pure comfort outside the hassle and bustle of the City. It’s an ideal venue for concentration, relaxation of palatial and royal hospitality.

In conclusion, this lady has got many things to her name. We will bring you up not speed with many of them as time goes.

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