Uganda: MPs Approve President's Sister

Dr Violet Kajubiri being sworn in as Education Service Commission commissioner in 2010.

Kampala — PARLIAMENT has approved the appointment of President Yoweri Museveni's elder sister, Dr. Violet Kajubiri, as a member of the Education Service Commission.

The parliamentary appointments committee, chaired by Speaker Edward Ssekandi, yesterday met to evaluate Kajubiri's appointment and that of Haji Adbulatif Wangubo, the former MP for Bunya West.

The two were appointed by the President to fill vacant posts in the commission.

Sources revealed that Kajubiri appeared before the committee and was cleared for the appointment, despite the poor attendance of the members.

Another source disclosed that the members present approved her appointment on the basis that her foreign exposure is of great value to the nation, and it will add quality to the commission.

Kajubiri has a master's degree in biology and a PhD in Science. She lived in Germany and worked with the World Bank and USAID.

Kajubiri also served as the general secretary of the Wildlife Clubs of Uganda.

See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.