By: Nasser Kasozi
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentarians who emerged victorious in the Hoima and Kaabong by-elections for the district Woman MP Seats have been swon in as legislators of the tenth parliament of Uganda.
The two NRM politicians have taken oath of allegiance in a parliamentary session presided over by speaker Rebecca Kadaga who gave them copies of constitution and that of rules of procedure of parliament to enabale them learn about the business of the august house.
The ruling NRM Harriet Mugyenyi Businge Akiiki and Tubo Christine Nakwang swon in today in jovial mood and thunderous welcome by legislators and were allocated seats on the NRM side of the parliament.
Harriet Mugyenyi Businge defeated the opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] candidate Nyakato Asinansi with a 4,512 vote margin in the By-election for the Hoima District Woman Member of Parliament.
The Hoima seat fell vacant after MP Tophace Kaahwa Byagira opted to represent the newly-created Kikuube district.
Hoima has two counties, one municipality, 17 sub-counties and 69 parishes. The election was conducted at 266 polling stations.
Where as in Ka’abong, candidate Tubo Christine Nakwang is the newly elected women representative having polled 22, 532 votes against FDC’s Adyaka Judith Nalibe’s 1,692 votes.
Speaker Kadaga welcomed new members in the house and asked them to represent their constituency’s diligently, serve people without discrimination.
“Politics time is now over, work for your people”.Kadaga said.
Kadaga advised them to consider parliament business seriously as they will be oriented on the business and decorum of parliament, and more other matters that govern parliament and government work including rules of procedure and the constitution.
Meanwhile, the Kaabong contest was also a two-way race, with NRM’s Christine Tubo Nakwang eventually comfortably beating FDC’s Judith Nalibe Adyaka.
The Kaabong seat fell vacant following the relocation of the area MP Rose Akello to the newly created district of Karenga that came into effect on July 1, 2019.