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.

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