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Speaker Among names person behind her current woes

Man Jose Kayima

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has raised the decibels in her diatribe over perceived intrigue she is enduring from unnamed persons.

Among now says some “old women from Kamuli” are behind her current woes and that the same people have hindered development in Buyende District.

She was addressing residents of Buyende, a remote district in Busoga, over the weekend.

Recently, Among came under fire after allegations of gross corruption and abuse of office at the Parliament, an institution she leads, sparked concerns.

She has since labeled such allegations as merely hearsay, and engineered by her enemies.

While in Buyende, the Speaker once again highlighted about her enemies she said are not only fighting her but also sabotaging development in the district.

This time, she indirectly hinted that the enemies whose names she did not mention, are “old women” from Kamuli District.

“Those who are fighting us are fighting you and it is high time we chase away those old women because they want to cause us problems,” Among said in a message that was recorded by amateur camera and widely shared on social media via TikTok.

“They want you to remain poor whereas for them, Kamuli is developed. Don’t you want to develop here? We are going to develop you,” she added.

Kamuli is the home district of Among’s predecessor Rebecca Kadaga, who is the woman MP and the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs.

Kadaga is Busoga’s political linchpin and although Among is married to Buyende MP Moses Magogo, her latest outburst and direct mention of Kamuli could leave tongues wagging in the sub-region.

Among’s remarks come a few days after she told Bukedea district residents that some of her predecessors were after her speakership seat.

“There are people who are saying they want to reclaim their seat (speakership)..What did they leave there? What haven’t we done?” she wondered.

All this comes at a time the public has mounted pressure on the Parliament top leadership to address social media reports of questionable expenditure of tax payers’ money on legislators’ allowances and “service pays”.

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