Uganda is gifted with some courageous women who can’t be ignored in political growth In the country.
These powerful women have shaped the course of the country’s history with their intelligence, strength, passion, and leadership qualities.
They have challenged the status quo, made lasting reforms, and many have presided over the countries, ushering in prosperity and cultural revolutions.
Below, we list the top 10 most powerful women in Ugandan Politics.
10. Betty Nambooze Bakireke
Ms. Betty Nambooze, arguably, the most vocal pro-Buganda MP in Uganda’s NRM controlled parliament, represents Mukono County, North, in Mukono District, Betty Nambooze and is a former journalist.
She sits on the powerful Committee on Public Service and Local Government and the Committee on Local Government Accounts.
Nambooze has also served as the Spokesperson for the Democratic Party and is one of the most popular political voices in Ugandan media.
On February 15, 2016, the lead story of her own Spear News blog saw Ms. Nambooze declare herself leader of [Bad DP] and quoted herself saying, “I don’t want to use [the Democratic Party] as a vehicle to take me somewhere, I offer myself as a vehicle to take DP to her true destination.
It’s high time malnourished DP get either a mom or worrier in Nambooze to retrieve it.”
Recently, she was stopped by police from meeting embattled Makerere University lecturer, Dr. Stella Nyanzi at Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) headquarters in Kibuli.
Nambooze had gone to give company to Nyanzi who had been summoned by CID to answer charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication after she attacked and insulted President Yoweri Museveni and the First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni.