By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
Anita Among [NRM] Mama Bukkedea as she normally calls herself has on monnday 24th May been elected the Deputy Speaker for the 11th Parliament after emerging winner of Monday’s elections held at Kololo.
Among, 47, who represents Bukedea district as woman member of parliament, in a fierce battle convincingly beat independent Kampala Central MP, Muhammad Nsereko and FDC’s Yusuf Nsibambi of Mawokota South County hands down.
Anita Among balloted 415 while Nsibambi, her closest competitor for the seat garnered 35. Nsereko came last with 24 votes.
Among will now deputize NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah who earlier floored fellow party member Rebecca Kadaga for the speakership position in the 11th Parliament.
Anita Among, is a lawyer and accountant by profession, among is the incumbent MP for Bukedea District after retaining her seat in the January 14th, 2021 elections unopposed.
She was a member of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Among crossed to the ruling NRM in 2020 after falling out with the opposition party official on personal grounds.
She has been serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE), in the 10th Parliament
Accordingly, Anita Among is a holds of Bachelor of Law from Kampala International University.
She also accomplished a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration (Accounting) from Makerere University.