Minister Mary Karooro Okurut has conceded defeat in the NRM Bushenyi Woman MP Primaries held this Friday.
Okurut was floored by Annet Katusiime Mugisha, the wife of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) MD, Silver Mugisha.
“I congratulate the winner and wish her good luck,” said Karooro.
Katusiime started her mobilisation about three years ago, reaching out to SACCOS, woman and youth groups and churches.
She further promised to lobby funds to stimulate commercial agriculture in Bushenyi which was previously known as a model district.
Over the last 5 years, Katusiime, through her Bamugisha Community Welfare Ltd (a not-for-profit organisation) supported setting of saving groups for women and men at every village in the District.
She also has supported the youths and local leaders to set up saving groups at parish and sub-county level. She said this structured approach was aimed at inspiring mindset change among the communities.
It was not a surprise that she defeated Karooro in today’s primaries.