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THE ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has today morning betrayed women who have been at the forefront of supporting President Museveni and his political party.
The only lady who has been leading one of the three arms making up the government, has been locked out, giving out this office to a man.
President Museveni, deputised by Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi are leading the Executive.
Chief Justice His Lordship Alphonse Owiny-Dollo heads Judiciary and deputised by Richard Butera. The third arm of government, the Legislature has also fallen to Hon. Dr. Jacob L. Oulanyah. Women have been officially locked out.
In today’s CEC meeting, party leaders like Alhaj Moses Kigongo raised this serious issue of gender balance but other leaders disregarded his reasoning.
This comes at a time when another woman, Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba is set to lose her office of NRM Secretary General as President Museveni is returning Rt. Hon. John Patrick Amama Mbabazi to steer on Plot 10, Kyadondo.
All indicators show, Mbabazi is set to be appointed both Prime minister and NRM Secretary General.
Now the only vacant position which President Museveni might compensate to women, is that of the Vice president.
State House circles say, The Head of State is considering Justine Kasule Lumumba for this seat, being a staunch Catholic. His only worry, she is unpopular in Busoga. It’s only Kadaga who has full support in Busoga and went through an election which she massively won.
But Museveni a protestant, can’t appoint a prime minister, a vice president and now a Speaker when they are all protestants.
It’s a tricky puzzle for president Museveni, dropping a popular Kadaga is one of a great mistake, Muzeeyi must avoid.
We are reliably told, President is now busy playing his cards to see how to calm down Kadaga, a lady who thinks could have beaten Oulanyah hands down if they had gone to polls.
It’s a tricky situation for Muzeeyi, women are looking at NRM as a user after it has chosen to sideline them and gave out all juicy offices to men.
Let’s watch the space!