Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga was on Monday treated to a warm birthday surprise by members of staff and the Police.
The Speaker in a video posted on her social media described the moment as a “warm gesture”.
“My office pleasantly surprised me when they threw a surprise birthday celebration for me earlier this afternoon. Thank you for the warm gesture,” said Kadaga.
Staff members joined by the Parliament Division DPC, Annabelle Nyinamahoro sung a birthday song for Kadaga fondly referring to her as mama. The Speaker joined the staff members in singing and praised them for organizing the surprise.
Kadaga celebrated her 64th birthday yesterday Sunday May 24th 2020.
Born in Kamuli District, Eastern Uganda, on 24 May 1956, Rebecca Kadaga attended Namasagali College for her high school education. She studied law at Makerere University, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in 1978. She went on to obtain a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala in 1979. In 2000, she obtained a Diploma in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. In 2003, she obtained the degree of Master of Arts (MA), specializing in Women’s Law, also from the University of Zimbabwe. In 2019, Nkumba University, a private university in Uganda, awarded Kadaga an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Between 1984 and 1988, she was in private law practice. From 1989 to 1996, she served as the Member of Parliament for Kamuli District in the District Woman’s Constituency. She served as the Chairperson of the University Council for Mbarara University, between 1993 and 1996. During 1996, she served as Secretary General of the East African Women Parliamentarians Association.
From 1996 to 1998, Rebecca Kadaga was the Ugandan Minister of State for Regional Cooperation (Africa and the Middle East). She then served as Minister of State for Communication and Aviation from 1998 to 1999 and as Minister for Parliamentary Affairs from 1999 to 2000. She was elected as Deputy Speaker of Parliament in 2001, a position that she held until 19 May 2011, when she was elected Speaker of Parliament.
Following the February 2016 general election, Kadaga was unanimously re-elected as Speaker of Parliament on 19 May 2016.
Besides her duties as Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, she sits on the Appointments Committee, Parliamentary Commission (Chair) and the Business Committee (Chair).
My office pleasantly surprised me when they threw a surprise birthday celebration for me earlier this afternoon. Thank you for the warm gesture.
Gepostet von Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga am Montag, 25. Mai 2020