itemprop=”headline”>Singer Catherine Kusasira Shows Interest In Representing Uganda At The EALA
Posted on August 15, 2021
Former Eagles Production singer Catherine Kusasira announced her interest to represent Uganda in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)
The term of the current members of EALA that started in 2017 will come to its end in 2022 and countries will then send new members
Speaking to the media on Friday last Friday, she said she will be contesting for the position under her party the National Resistance Movement (NRM) because it has nine slots and the opposition has only 3
“My dream has always been to be a leader. I think this is the right time to try my luck in politics because the music industry is grounded because of the Covid-19 pandemic,” she said.
She also said that has capacity to debate in Kiswahili because it is her best language despite being a Muganda who hails from Luweero district.
“I don’t know much English but I will be speaking in Kiswahili because am good at it,” Said Catherine.
The East African Legislative Assembly is the legislative organ of the East African Community and consists of members elected from outside the national Parliaments of the five partner states, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Uganda’s nine representatives to the Assembly include Rose Akol Okullu (National Resistance Movement), Paul Musamali (National Resistance Movement), George Stephen Odongo (National Resistance Movement), James Kakooza (National Resistance Movement), Mary Mugyenyi (National Resistance Movement), Dennis Namara (National Resistance Movement), Chris Opoka (Uganda People Congress),Fred Mukasa Mbidde, Democratic Party, Suzan Nakawuki, Independent