KAMPALA– The Parliament of Uganda has recognized the work done by the former Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Winnie Kiiza and awarded her.
Hon Kiiza who received the award from the Deputy Clerk to Parliament Henry Waiswa commended the institution for promoting democracy, good governance and being accessible for the ordinary people.
Hon Kiiza made the remarks while receiving a service award from the Deputy Clerk to Parliament, Henry Waiswa on Friday, 14th January 2022 at Parliamentary Chambers.
The former leader of Opposition said that it was an honour to be recognized by an institution she served for 15 years adding that she was humbled that the works and activities of those in the Opposition can be recognized.
The former Leader of Opposition said that the institution of Parliament had been instrumental in promoting good governance by providing for the Office of the Leader of Opposition and supporting its activities.
She added that all efforts dedicated towards offering a platform to the Opposition was a sign of a growing democracy in the country.
Hon Kiiza appreciated the Clerk to Parliament and all staff for all their dedication towards her while she served as the Leader of the Opposition and said that she enjoyed working with everyone and continue to cherish the moments she had while serving the institution and the country at large.
Waiswa said that the award was a token of appreciation from Parliament towards Hon Kiiza for exceptional service when she served as Kasese District Woman MP under the FDC party from 2006 to 2021 and in 2016 when she was appointed as the first female Ugandan Leader of Opposition.