The Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze has been appointed Ambassador for East Africa region representing an international organisation based in Netherlands.
The good news has been revealed by the legislator herself through her social media pages. Without disclosing the name of the organisation, Nambooze said it deals in fighting modern slavery of women and girls.
“This prestigious appointment come in recognition of our courage and capacity to use our office to fight against injustices especially trafficking of women,” the MP said.
Adding, “As the Regional Ambassador lam to head the organisation’s projects in this region and also represent it both locally and internationally. All praise be to God. Even though I’m taking on this new role, I will remain your representative in Parliament since its through the legislative assembly that the world sees and recognises us.”
Betty Nambooze Bakireke, is a Ugandan journalist and politician. She serves as the Member of Parliament, representing Mukono Municipality, in Mukono District
Nambooze was first elected to parliament in May 2010, when in a by-election, running on the Democratic Party ticket, she defeated the then incumbent MP, Peter Bakaluba Mukasa of the ruling National Resistance Movement.
According to her parliamentary profile, Nambooze worked as a news reporter (stringer), between 1993 and 2000. From 2000 until 2004, she worked as a law enforcement officer. From 2004 until 2005, she served as a personnel officer. She worked as a radio presenter between 2000 and 2009 at CBS FM. From 2005 until 2010, she served as the Spokesperson for the Democratic Party in Uganda.
On 24 February 2016, she was briefly arrested along with MP-elect Moses Kasibante for revealing documents describing election fraud taking place during the country’s recent election. Nambooze has been arrested on numerous occasions on various politically-motivated, often trumped-up charges, but she has not as of yet been convicted in any court of law
She is among the eleven Members of Parliament who crossed from the Democratic Party to the National Unity Platform (NUP), a new alliance headed by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.