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Where are the young turks who graced Parliament?

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Added 3rd October 2019 10:54 PM

In 1996, Norbert Mao was elected to the Parliament of Uganda, representing Gulu Municipality at the age of 29, He resigned from Parliament in 2006 and was elected chairman of Gulu District.

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In 1996, Norbert Mao was elected to the Parliament of Uganda, representing Gulu Municipality at the age of 29, He resigned from Parliament in 2006 and was elected chairman of Gulu District.

Proscovia Alengot, Member of Parliament for Usuk County, Kibedi Zaake Wanume (youth eastern 2006) and Robert Kashaija, youth MP western

The youth were included in the Constitution of 1995 as a special interest group.

Ac­cord­ing to the Uganda Na­tional Youth Pol­icy of 2001, Youth is de­fined as all young per­sons; fe­male and male aged 12 to 30 years.

Dur­ing the de­bate in the Con­stituent As­sem­bly of 1993-95 that adopted the 1995 Con­sti­tu­tion Ugan­da’s cur­rent Con­sti­tu­tion, amend­ments notwith­stand­ing.

In­clu­sion of youth rep­re­sen­ta­tion in par­lia­ment and on all lo­cal coun­cils was premised on the ar­gu­ment that ma­jor groups in our so­ci­ety have long been mar­gin­al­ized and ex­cluded from the main­stream po­lit­i­cal and so­cial life.

For the youths specif­i­cally, it was ar­gued that they com­prise of 60% of the pop­u­la­tion and also play vi­tal roles in our com­mu­ni­ties, but are rarely given a plat­form to ex­press there needs and prob­lems. The pro­posal was even­tu­ally adopted and the Youths have since been rep­re­sented in par­lia­ment with 5 Mem­bers since the 6th par­lia­ment and on all lo­cal coun­cils.

2011 to 2016 - Proscovia Alengot Oromait, she served as the elected member of parliament (MP) for Usuk County, Katakwi District from 2011 to 2016. At age 19.

 Norbert Mao

1996 Norbert Mao -  He was elected to the Parliament of Uganda, representing Gulu Municipality at the age of 29, He resigned from Parliament in 2006 and was elected chairman of Gulu District.

2006, Nobel Mayombo, Following the ratification of the new constitution, Mayombo was appointed to represent the Ugandan military in the Ugandan Parliament.

 Noble Mayombo


2016 Youth MPs

2016 Oscar Omony                 NRM   Representative of the Youth (Northern region)

2016 - Sarah Babirye              NRM   Representative of the Youth (Central region)

2016 - Mwine Mpaka             NRM   Representative of the Youth (Western region)

2016 - Ishma Mafabi               INDEP Representative of the Youth (Eastern region)

2016 - Anna Ebaju Adeke      INDEP Representative of the Youth (National Female)

 

    Sarah Babirye 

 Mwine Mpaka

   Mafabi

   Ebaju



2011 Youth MPs

2011 - Patrick Nakabale (NRM) Central region youth MP

2011 - Peter Ogwang, 28 (NRM), won the Eastern youth MP

2011 - Gerald Karuhanga, (Independent) Western youth MP

2011 - Evelyn Anite, (NRM) Northern youth MP

2011 Monica Amoding NRM National

   Nakabale

   Ogwang

   Karuhanga

 Anite

 Amoding



2006 Youth MPs

2006 Muyomba Joseph Kaso              Representative of the Youth (Central Region)

2006 Kibedi Zaake Wanume              Representative of the Youth (Eastern Region)

2006 Mulalu Daniel                            Representative of the Youth (Eastern Region)

2006 Obua Denis Hamson                  Representative of the Youth (Northern Region)

2006 Kashaija Robert                         Representative of the Youth (Western Region)

 Wanume

 Obua

   Kashaija



2001 Youth MPS

2001 Basajjabalaba Nassar    Youth MP Western Region

2001 Kidega Daniel Fred       Youth MP Northern Region

2001 Namayanja Rose            Youth MP Central Region

2001 Sekitoleko Juliet            Youth MP Female representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nasser Bassajjabalaba

   Kidega

   Namayanja

 Juliet Ssekitoleko

There are also many young people who stood outside the affirmative action constituencies and won. These include Gerald Karuhanga of Ntungamo municipality.

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