President Yoweri Museveni has defended the appointment of former Mityana Woman Member of Parliament, Judith Nabakooba as Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
In his new Cabinet announced on Tuesday, President Museveni appointed Nabakooba as Lands Minister replacing Beti Olive Kamya.
Nabakooba, formerly serving as Minister of Information, Communication and Technology lost her seat as Mityana Woman MP in the 2021 general election to the opposition National Unity Platform candidate Joyce Bagala.
Speaking at the 32nd Heroes Day Anniversary ceremony at Kololo Independence Grounds, Mr. Museveni says he is confident that Nabakooba will help the government resolve the issue of land evictions in the country.
Her appointment has since excited residents of Mityana, with Agnes Kawooya and Ronald Kabuye describing the development as a gift from God to encourage the former Police officer to fight for the rights of the poor people who lose their land to the wealthy and famous business individuals in Mityana district and beyond. Ms Kawooya and Kabuye speaking……
Before joining active politics in June 2015, Nabaakoba served in the Uganda Police Force as Police Spokesperson from 2011 until 2015. END