Political affiliation, gender and special interest, formed the basis of selection for the 23 legislators, chosen to attend this year’s Uganda North American Association Convention (UNAA), according to Parliament’s Director Communications and Public Affairs Chris Obore.
He says that the MPs, chosen from a list of more than 100 invited legislators, are a representation of all political groups represented in parliament.
They are Lucy Akello- the Shadow Minister for Gender (FDC), William Nzoghu-the Shadow Minister of Works and Transport-(FDC), Tourism Committee chairperson Alex Ruhunda-(NRM), Equal Opportunities Committee chairperson Mohammad Nsereko-(Independent) and Defence and Internal Affairs Committee chairperson Judith Nabakooba-(NRM).
These will be joined by Butambala County MP Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi (DP), Bukonzo East MP Harold Tonny Muhindo-(NRM), Buikwe Woman MP Judith Babirye (NRM), Buikwe North MP Paul Musoke Ssebulime-(NRM), Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa-(FDC), Dokolo South MP Felix Okot Ogong-(NRM), Sironko Woman MP Florence Nambozo-(), Mukono South MP Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga-(NRM) and Yumbe Woman MP Zaitun Driwaru-(Independent).
The others are Katerera County MP Hatwib Katoto-(NRM), PWD Central representative Alex Ndeezi-(NRM), Lugazi Municipality MP Isaac Mulindwa Ssozi-(NRM), Soroti County MP Eitunganane Esiangu Kenneth-(Independent), Bukomansimbi North MP Ruth Katushabe (NRM), Kween Woman MP Lydia Chekwel (Independent) and Jinja Municipality East MP Nathan Igeme Nabeta-(NRM). The delegation will be led by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.