The newly elected women Members of Parliament from Hoima and Kabong districts were sworn in on Wednesday.
Harriet Businge of Hoima and Kabong’s Christine Tubo Nakwang took Oath of Parliament and the Oaths of Allegiance undertaking to support and uphold the Constitution of Uganda in their course of duties that include legislation, representation and oversight.
The duo was elected through the by elections held on Friday last week in the two districts.
Both elections registered drama including unsuccessful withdrawal attempt by the FDC candidate in Kabong and mal practice allegations on the election day in Hoima.
Both seats fell vacant after the incumbents chose to represent new districts of Kikuube and Karenga, curved out from Hoima and Kabong respectively, which became operational on July 1.
Businge won the Hoima district by-election, defeating FDC’s Asinansi Nyakato while Nakwang also beat FDC’s Judith Nalibe Adyaka.
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who chaired the house, welcomed the two legislators and gave each od them the instruments of work including a copy of constitution and rules of procedures of parliament.