Kasese Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Winnie Kiiza has announced that she will not contest for her seat in the 2021 elections. Kiiza has been the Kasese District Woman Representative in the Parliament since 2006.
Kiiza served as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament from May 2016 until August 2018 when she was replaced by Betty Aol Ochan.
Kiiza made the announcement through her official social media platforms.
“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 Woman MP.
Over the course of the last twenty-two years, I have been blessed with opportunities to serve my country in various leadership capacities,” Kiiza wrote.
She thanked former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidents; Dr. Kizza Besigye and Maj.Gen.(Rtd) Mugisha Muntu for according her opportunities that highlighted her leadership qualities.
“For a long time we have talked against overstay in power, and I think it’s the right time to take the lead. I can only feel successful if I participate in the election of my successor so that together we can shape the destiny of our community,” she said in a statement.
She applauded the people of Kasese district for placing their trust in her to serve them.
“I have much respect for all individuals, groups, organisations and institutions that support all my efforts, and it’s my humble prayer that you be rewarded,” she said.