Parliament has approved Maj (Rtd) Jessica Alupo as the Vice President of Uganda following her appointment by the H.E the President.

In a Plenary sitting chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among on Monday 14th June 2021, Ruhinda North MP Thomas Tayebwa seconded by Bakabulindi Charles, Workers Representative motion for a resolution of parliament to approve Jessica Alupo as Vice President of Uganda.

Alupo is a District Woman Representative for Katakwi and a retired Major of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). She first joined the cabinet as State Minister for Youth in 2009 and later served as Minister of Education and Sports between 2011 and 2015. 

She has been in Parliament since 2001, however, she lost her parliamentary seat in 2016 and made a come back in 2021. 

Tayebwa asked the MPs to approve Alupos appointment as the Vice President given her experience and personality which been tested and proven. He emphasized that Alupo’s track record of service delivery would go along away to help the President fulfil the NRM governments agendas. 

Speaking after approval, Alupo thanked the President and the NRM party for entrusting her with this honour of serving the country as the Prime Minister. She promised to work with everyone for the development of the country. 

“I will not spare any energy in serving this country on this appointment.” She said

Alupo promised to work with everyone irrespective of political affiliation, background or otherwise, for the growth and development of Uganda. 

“I promise that I will work with all the people regardless of their Political Shades, background or views. I also pledge to work with all sides of this August House, to ensure that the #NRM Manifesto is implemented to the dot as well all other gov’t programs” she added.

She also used the opportunity to remind MPs together with the general public, that the time for politicking was over, and it was now time to work. She also called for support across the political divide in the new journey she was undertaking. 

“The time for politicking has come to an end and I am therefore counting on each one of you and indeed all Ugandans to support me as I embark on this very important assignment,” she said.

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