Rakai Woman MP announces Bid to Join Speakership Race
The Rakai Woman MP Juliet Kinyamatama has announced her bid to join the speakership race of the forthcoming 11th parliament.
Kinyamatama made this announcement at a press conference on April 7 at Parliament.
“I am going to contest. I want to make parliament more accountable to Ugandans,” Kinyamatama said.
She joins the four candidates including the incumbent speaker Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanya, FDC’s Ibrahim Ssemujju, and DP’s Richard Sebamala who already announced their bid for the same seat.
Launching her campaign this morning at Parliament, Kinyamatama said that her candidature presents something that has been lacking in all the other candidates, which is accountability
She added that she will represent the youths who are the majority in the country and will ensure that all government agencies employ 50% of the youths in the country.
The Rakai MP pledged a tax holiday to all private companies that will employ more youths annually to fight the unemployment challenge in the country.
The Rakai Woman MP joins a growing list of contestants for the office of the speaker of Parliament, which includes incumbent Rebecca Kadaga, her deputy Jacob Oulanyah and Kira Municipality MP Ssemujju Nganda.