The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga (left) interacts with guests at the launch of the book ‘Rise Up’ at Protea Hotel on Friday, 6 March 2020
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has commended women icons in Uganda who have documented their success, saying it is a sure way of grooming girls into great women leaders.
Kadaga said that Ugandan women have been greatly exposed to leadership, businesses and corporate work for them to offer leadership to the next generation.
Kadaga, who was speaking at the launch of a book: ‘Rise Up’ by Rosemary Ssenabulya, former Executive Director Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE), noted that the mentality that great men and women hail from Europe and America should not be handed over to the next generation, owing to the growing number of women in high positions.
“We Africans love to read books from America and Europe, but I think when an African and a woman at that, writes a book it is good,” she said.
The book launch was held at Protea Hotel on Friday, 6 March 2020.
She commended the author, Ssenabulya who she said has risen from a trade unionist to sitting on boards of reputable organizations recommending her for emulation.
“She has made an impact and I remember when she and I were on the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Board that started the wealth of NSSF; when we went in there they started earning hundreds of millions within a short time,” said Kadaga.
She excited the women dominated audience when she announced that she is yet to release a book on her journey, sending the audience into praises of her in what was described as ‘the icon for other women to emulate’.
“Kadaga is a unique woman to emulate, in addition to being the first woman lawyer to set up a law firm; leading Parliament is not an easy job,” said John Mitala Cabinet Secretary & Head of Public Service.