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Omukama Iguru Welcomes Nabbanja's Appointment As Prime Minister

Andrew Byakugata, the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister in an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday explains that Nabbanja’s appointment is a big achievement for Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and the entire people of Bunyoro sub region adding that the King is appreciative.

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The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Rukirabasaija Igura is happy with the appointment of Robinah Nabbanja as the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda.  

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last evening appointed Nabbanja who was the outgoing Minister of health in-charge of general duties as Prime minister of Uganda.  

Andrew Byakugata, the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister in an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday explains that Nabbanja’s appointment is a big achievement for Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and the entire people of Bunyoro sub region adding that the King is appreciative.    

He says in the history of the NRM government, Bunyoro region had never attained such a position in government saying the appointment of Nabbanja is going to be good ground for network between the Kingdom and government since now they have their own daughter in one of the big offices in the country.

According to Byakutaga, awarding Bunyoro this position means the President is appreciating the people of Bunyoro for having taken a wise decision by voting for the NRM government not only in the 2021 general elections but also during previous elections. 

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Byakutaga however wants Nabbanja upon assuming office, to immediately address the issue of Bunyoro Public university that has for long been ignored by the government, address the escalating cases of land grabbing, the return of the Kingdom assets as well as lobbying for other bigger positions in government to be taken over by other Banyoro.    

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Who is Robinah Nabbanja, the New Prime Minister?             

She was born in present-day Kakumiro District, on 17 December 1969. She attended Nkooko Primary School.    

She then studied at St. Edward's Secondary School Bukuumi, for both her O-Level and A-Level studies, obtaining both a Uganda Certificate of Education and the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education from there.  

Between 1990 and 2000, Nabbanja obtained certificates and diplomas in leadership, management and development studies, from various institutions, including Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda Management Institute, the Islamic University in Uganda and the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi.    

Nabbanja later obtained her Bachelor of Democracy and Development Studies and a Master of Arts in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University.  

From 1993 until 1996, Nabbanja was a school teacher at Uganda Martyrs Secondary School Kakumiro.  From 1998-2001 she served as a District Councillor, representing Nkooko Sub-County in what was Kibaale District.    

Nabbanja concurrently served as the Secretary for Health, Gender and Community Services for the district during that period.  She then spent the next ten years (2001–2010) serving as a Resident District Commissioner in the districts of Pallisa, Busia and Budaka.    

In 2011, she contested won to become the Kibaale District Women Representative in the 9th Parliament (2011–2016).    

When Kakumiro District was created in 2016, she contested for the Women Constituency in the new district and won again. She is the incumbent MP.  

In the cabinet reshuffle on 14 December 2019, Nabbanja was appointed State Minister of Health (General Duties), replacing Sarah Achieng Opendi who was named State Minister for Mineral Wealth.      

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