Latest News

Breaking News: Museveni Bans Public Transport With Immediate Effect
4 min read

By Echonews Admin Kampala: Following the Covid-19 Surge in the country, President Museveni has banned public and private transport which he says has led to...

1 min read

  Uganda's Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,564 covid-19 new cases in the last 24 hours from the results of COVID-19 tests done on 16...

Why Speaking Without A Mask Is The Easiest Way To Spread COVID-19
3 min read

  COVID-19 was known to spread through respiratory droplets but whether or not it spreads through aerosols (i.e. an airborne route) was the subject of...

2 min read

  Police have together with the Health Monitoring Unit recovered assorted drugs suspected to be worth shs1 billion from a clinic in Nansana, Wakiso district....

Breaking News: Museveni Bans Public Transport With Immediate Effect
2 min read

  The government has directed all its officials and other staff not to use public transport means for fear of contracting or spreading the deadly...

Omwavu Wakuffa: List Of Hospitals With Alarming Charges For Covid-19 Treatment
2 min read

  The surge in Covid-19 cases has caused alarm and panic among members of the public with some instituting their individual lockdowns. The virus, that...

2 min read

  The National Social Security Fund said  savers can now partially access their savings should they be undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at an intensive care...

1 min read

  President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta is set to address the nation today  (Friday) June 18th 2021 to brief Ugandans about the current COVID-19 situation. The...

2 min read

Airtel Uganda has also announced that it has been granted to use the 074 prefixes on its numbers which means Airtel can now issue this...

1 min read

  Premier Recruitment LTD  has announced 50% registration discount for the urgently needed construction assistants to work in Qatar for a salary of Uganda shillings...

June 19, 2021

I Have Seen It All, Prime Minister Is Just A Walk Over: Robinah Nabbanja Silences Haters On Her New Appointment

I Have Seen It All, Prime Minister Is Just A Walk Over: Robinah Nabbanja Silences Haters On Her New Appointment

 

The newly appointed Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has assured the people that she has all it takes to serve in her new role as the Prime Minister.

Nabbanja was appointed as designated prime minister by President Museveni on 8th June 2021 and she will become the 11th person and first female to occupy the office since Uganda became independent in 1962.

Speaking to journalists at her home in Kampala, Nabbanja expressed her gratitude towards the appointment and thanked the president for giving her another opportunity to exhibit her skills and also serve the people of Uganda.

“In the first place, I was so surprised and I thought this was our usual jargon on social media. I didn’t expect this in the first place because I was not informed in any way. The truth is that it was a big surprise,” she said.

She told the media that she is ready to take up the position.

“I can only give Ugandans hope that throughout those journeys, I was getting experienced. I am such an experienced person. I am the only member of parliament in that region in 2016 that came back an opposed. There are a number of things we have done together with government, the experienced I have the qualifications I have,” she said.

She explained that being a minister, commissioner of Parliament and the RDC is enough experience for someone to be a good leader.

“I was appointed a commissioner of Parliament and I was appointed to chair a committee of audit in which the committee was not there. So I organized the audit charter of Parliament. Parliament can now proudly say it has an audit charter which I organized single-handedly by the way, “she said.

Nabbanja replaces Dr Ruhakana Rugunda who has been appointed a Special Envoy of the President for Special Duties, a unique and new position that has not existed before.

Nabbanja was born and raised in Kamusenene village, Nkooko Sub County in present-day Kakumiro District, Bunyoro , Western Uganda on 17 December 1969.

She attended Nkooko Primary School before joining St. Edward’s Secondary School Bukuumi, for both her O-Level and A-Level studies.

For 10 years (2001–2010) she served as a Resident District Commissioner in the districts of Pallisa, Busia and Budaka, before joining elective politics in 2011, when she successfully contested for Kibaale District Woman representative in the 9th Parliament (2011–2016).

When Kakumiro district was created in 2016, she successfully contested for the Woman Representative seat for the new district.

She is currently the Woman MP for Kakumiro district, having won re-election for the same seat in the January 2021 elections.

During her time in Parliament, she served as treasurer of the NRM Caucus ( 2011-2016), and parliamentary commissioner (2016-2019).

Views: 139