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PROFILE: Who Exactly is Anita Annet Among, the New Speaker of 11th Parliament?

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PROFILE: Who Exactly is Anita Annet Among, the New Speaker of 11th Parliament?

Majority of the members of the 11th Parliament have elected Bukedea Woman MP Anita Annet Among as speaker, replacing the late Jacob Oulanyah.

Here is her profile.

Date of birth: November 23, 1973

Professions: Accountant, lawyer and politician

2016-2026: Bukedea District Woman MP.

Education

2005: Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Makerere University)

2008: Master of Business Administration degree (Makerere University)

2018: Bachelor of Laws (Kampala International University)

Career

1998-2006: Centenary Bank

2006: Left Centenary Bank at rank of branch manager

2006-2015: Lectured accounting at Kampala International University.

Politics

2007, 2011: Lost two Bukedea Woman MP elections (Floored by Rose Akol)

2016: Ran as FDC-leaning independent to win Bukedea Woman MP seat.

Appointed Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).

2018: Crosses to NRM

2021: Unopposed as Bukedea Woman MP.

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May 24, 2021: Elected Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament March 25, 2022: Elected Speaker of the 11th Parliament.

Additional reporting: Courtesy

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