Hon Mariam Naigaga is set to face very stiff competition as defends her parliamentary seat as Woman Member of Parliament for Namutumba district come 2021 general elections.
Among those warming to dislodge Naigaga is Betty Nakisita, a 30 years old first political timer and fresh graduate from Makerere University majoring in Oil and Petroleum Sciences.
After wide consultations with political actors and influencers in Namutumba district and her family members, Nakisita says it’s the right time she represented people of Namutumba district come 2021 through the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party.
This is the question Nakisita has come to answer.
“I want to unite the divided people of Namutumba district,” she says.
Nakisita adds that for so long, the people of Namutumba district be it women or men have been divided along political camps of leading politicians saying this has caused great loss in terms of development and service delivery.
Secondly, Nakisita says the sectors of health, roads, clean water, education, youth economic empowerment among others remain a big challenge for the people of Namutumba district.
“If am elected into parliament, i want to lobby and advocate for the transformation of Nsinze HC4 into a fully flagged district Hospital and advocate for construction of more health facilities to stop pregnant mothers from moving long distances in search of better health services,” she says.
Who Is Nakisita Betty?
She is a daughter of Mr. Speak Muyinda, the former LC3 chairman for Magada Sub county. Muyinda Speak is the elder brother of Hon Isiko Aspasa Wilson Mpongo the former MP for Busiki County. He owns fairly performing primary and secondary schools in Iganga and Pallisa districts.
Therefore adding up all these factors with the immense support from her family members and the locals, Nakisita says she has developed high interests in representing the people of Namutumba especially the women and the youth in parliament in 2021.