KAMPALA, Uganda – Former leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza has Tuesday announced that she is quiting active politics.
Kiiza, who currently represents the women of Kasese district in parliament, said that she will also not be seeking another Parliamentary term in the upcoming 2021 general elections.
In a statement which Africa Tembelea has seen, the legislator thanked the people of Kasese for trusting and according her the privilege to serve the district and country at large.
“I wish to inform you of my decision to not seek re-election for the Kasese District Woman Representative seat in the forthcoming general election,” Winnie Kiiza said.
“For a long time we have talked against overstay in power, and I think it’s the right time to take the lead,” she added.
Mrs. Winnie Kiiza-Bihande who made the remarks at her office in Kasese today, said it had been an incredible honour to serve.
“It has been an incredible honour and privilege to serve the people of Kasese District, first as a District Councillor representing the people of Kyondo-Kisinga sub-counties for seven years and then as Kasese District Woman Representative in the Parliament of Uganda since 2006,” she said.
She thanked the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party under the leadership of Dr. Kizza Besigye and Maj.Gen.(Rtd) Mugisha Muntu for according her opportunities that highlighted her leadership qualities, “including serving as the first female leader of the Opposition in the political history of Uganda.”
The Kasese legislator revealed that she would continue working towards good governance, human dignity, equality and justice.
Africa Tembelea however understands that Winnie Kiiza could soon take up a bigger assignment at an international organisation or serve at one of Uganda’s Political Parties in a different capacity.