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