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Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. She is current Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament. She is also the current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kamuli District Women's Constituency.

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Background

She was born in Kamuli District on 24 May 1956.[1]

Education

Rebecca Kadaga graduated with a law degree (LLB) from Makerere University in 1978. She went on to obtain the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala in 1979. In 2000, she obtained the Diploma in Women's Law from the University of Zimbabwe. In 2003, she obtained the degree of Master of Arts (MA), specializing in Women's Law, also from the University of Zimbabwe.[2]

Work Experience

Between 1984 and 1988, she was in private law practice. From 1989 until 1996, she served as the member of parliament for Kamuli District in the District Woman's Constituency. She served as the Chairperson of the University Council for Mbarara University, between 1993 and 1996. During 1996, she served as Secretary General of the East African Women Parliamentarians Association.

From 1996 until 1998, Rebecca Kadaga was the Ugandan Minister of State for Regional Cooperation (Africa and the Middle East). She then served as Minister of State for Communication and Aviation, from 1998 until 1999. Between 1999 and 2000 she was the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs. She was elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament in 2001, a post she has held until today.[3]

Personal details

Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga is single. She is reported to enjoy reading, art and travel.

Parliamentary duties

Besides her duties as deputy speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, she sits on the following parliamentary committees:

  • Appointments Committee - As the Vice-Chairperson
  • Business Committee - As the Vice-Chairperson

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