Namayanja prides in beating men at polls

Ms Florence Namayanja in NUP party colours during campaigns before the 2021 general elections. PHOTO/ MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

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  • In Uganda, by law, 30 per cent of elective positions are ring fenced for women which, according to the framers of the country’s constitution, is to cure decades of marginalisation of the gender and uproot entrenched patriarchy.

Politics is a rough, dicey and turbulent game. In Uganda, the caps imposed by patriarchy render a woman’s election for a direct competitive seat a tall order. Many survive on affirmative slots. In a new series, Women Breaking Barriers, which starts today, Masaka City’s pioneer mayor-elect Florence Namayanja tells Daily Monitor reporter Irene Abalo Otto why she abandoned her MP seat and enjoys flooring men in elections.


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