Kitgum District Woman Member of
Parliament Elect, Lilian Aber has advised leaders to groom others and avoid clinging onto power. The MP Elect who is the President's senior advisor on youth affairs has vowed not to cling onto the parliamentary seat for long.
Lillian Aber says she already has
her set goals and objectives that won’t make her eye the parliamentary seat for long.
Aber enjoyed a landslide victory
to scoop the Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament seat in the recent Parliamentary
elections. She polled 41,192 votes on the National Resistance Movement Party ticket
defeating Uganda People’s Congress Party candidate Roselyn Alanyo Olobo who got
only 7,680 votes. Independent candidate Norah Adokorach Odur trailed last with
Aber told Uganda Radio Network in
an interview on Tuesday that leaders should be able to groom others who will take
over their positions to avoid scenarios of clinging to office.
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She notes that politics is a
project but not a career that should be accomplished at a specific time before
one heads out for a different role.
Aber says the young generation
should currently speak a different message on longevity in office.
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Aber says she will focus on
improving the health sector, education, infrastructural development on roads
and bridges, girl child empowerment, financial empowerment, and market linkages
for boosting agricultural production.
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Aber will replace Margaret
Lamwaka Odwar who has held the district woman parliamentary office for only one
term. Lamwaka shifted to Chua East Constituency where she won the parliamentary
seat, defeating six men in the race.