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Beti Kamya: The five years I’ve spent in NRM as Museveni minister are better than 30 years I wasted in Opposition


Outgoing lands, housing and urban development minister Beti Olive Namisango Kamya has spoken out after being dropped from cabinet, saying she has had a few fruitful years in President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s government that the 30 years she spent in “opposition’s hullabaloo.”

Kamya was one of the almost 40 ministers Museveni dropped from his cabinet named June 08 night.

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Kamya had been in opposition, serving as Rubaga North MP under the FDC party, and later founding her own political party, Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA).

In 2011, she stood for president, losing to President Museveni.

She would later abandon opposition to take up an NRM government role as minister for Kampala.

In late 2019, Museveni transferred Kamya to the ministry of lands, housing and urban development.

In January 2021, she lost the Rubaga North parliamentary election to NUP’s Abubaker Kawalya.

In June 2021, he dropped her from cabinet, offering her a special advisor job.

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Now, Beti Kamya has told NTV Uganda of her rewarding five years in the Museveni Government.

“The five years I have spent in NRM are better than the thirty years I spent in Opposition’s hullabaloo,” Kamya said.

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