In Summary

  • Uganda has a successor sitting in for President Museveni as he isolates self to treat Covid-19.
  • Museveni on June 8th appointed a temporary successor Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to lead the country.
  • Memories of Tanzanian president Magufuli demise due to Covid cloud Uganda; could this be the way Uganda ushered in their 1st female president?

Uganda finds itself in an expected presidential leadership situation. A successor, Robinah Nabbanja is sitting in for President Museveni as he isolates self to treat Covid-19.

In his decision on June 8th after contracting the virus, Museveni appointed a temporary successor Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to lead the country.

She takes power instead of Vice President Jessica Alupo who by the time was on official duty in Zambia for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) meeting. According to Uganda’s constitution she is next in line in case of anything…

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Netizens speculate a Samia Suluhu style presidential fate.

People talk!

Immediately Museveni announced he contracted the Covid virus, memories of Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli demise due to Covid arouse. Like a similar script, could this be how Uganda ushered in their 1st female president?

“When I came back from Kololo, it was confirmed that I had Corona. I have, therefore, self-isolated at Nakasero and I have delegated my work for today and tomorrow (Heroes’ Day in Luwero) to Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja.

This speculation was fueled by his harsh stand against LGBTQ in Uganda that saw him sign the bill into law declaring war against the west. The US are on record preferring economic sanctions on Uganda, a threat Museveni toughly answered back claiming they were ready for any sanctions against them.  

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Rise and rise of Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.

Uganda Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and President Yower Museveni in a past event.

Robinah Nabbanja became Uganda’s first female Prime minister in 2021 after Parliament approved her appointment by Museveni. She makes history as Uganda’s 11th Prime Minister and Head of government business.

“Thank you for approving me as Prime Minister and I am truly grateful. I commit on the foundation laid by my predecessors ensuring availability of government business and together with the Government Chief Whip, we shall ensure that this time ministers attend Parliament sittings,” she said in appreciation.

Before that, she served as the State Minister for Health in charge of General duties. Politically she won the Kakumiro District seat as Woman Member of Parliament.

She respects the rule of law and a people defender who saved an 87 year old woman Ms Aisha Nakanwagi from losing her 6.5 acre land in Kasijjagirwa Village.

“Let the court do its work; we only need those who were occupying this land to stay on it until our investigations begin,” Ms Nabbanja.

She was up against two businessmen, Mr Francis Mbuga and Mr Deus Kakeeto. They claimed to have purchased the land.

Written by:

Ghetto Radio Managing Director, a Leadership Scholar, Social enthusiast, humanity is a core pillar. Musician and music lover. I am Unbwogable!

1 Comment

  • Maxwell Kinyua

    13/06/2023

    This is for the better Uganda.

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