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Anita Among overwhelmingly elected Deputy Speaker

Anita Among is the Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament.

🔴 SPEAKER
✳ Oulanyah 310 votes
✳ Kadaga 197 votes
✳ Ssemujju 15 votes
✳ Invalid votes 2
➡ 524 VOTES

🔴 DEPUTY SPEAKER
✳ Among 415 votes
✳ Nsibambi 37 votes
✳ Nsereko 24 votes
✳ Invalid votes 7
➡ 483 VOTES

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among was declared winner of the Deputy Speakership race after she garnered 415 votes in the Monday evening elections.

Among, the NRM’s flag bearer out competed her rivals, Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko, an Independent candidate who polled 24 votes, and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Yusuf Nsibambi who polled 35.

According to the results announced by the newly elected Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, a total of 481 votes were cast, while invalid votes were 7.

Oulanyah went ahead to declare Anita Among who got the majority vote as the new Deputy Speaker.

Oulanyah who was chairing the house for the first time as a Speaker of Parliament congratulated the MPs and hailed them for the patience they exhibited, stating that the future was bright if this was what is to go by.

Among, 47, is an accountant and a lawyer by profession who has served in the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting, and a Masters in Business Administration from Makerere University. Among also holds a Bachelor of Laws from Kampala International University and Postgraduate degree in Banking from Uganda Martyrs University.

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