Africa Uganda gets woman premier, vice president

Uganda gets woman premier, vice president

For the first time in its political history, Uganda Monday got a woman vice president and prime minister.

In a swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet in the capital Kampala, presided over by the country’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, new Vice President Jessica Alupo, and new Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja were sworn in.

Both leaders vowed to serve the country and the people of Uganda.

Talking to the media, Nabbanja promised to serve all Ugandans without any fear or favor. While Alupo said she will do all she can to reduce poverty in the East African country.

Many women leaders in Uganda, political leaders, scholars, and traders welcomed President Museveni’s choice of women for the two top positions.

A women traders’ leader in Kampala, Prosy Namuli, said: “We appreciate what President Museveni has done. I believe these two ladies will go a long way in fighting for the rights of women in Uganda.”