According to the Parliamentary directory, Nabbanja studied from St Edward SS Bukuumi for both Ordinary and Advanced level and attained a Diploma in Democracy and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi in 1998. She attained a Bachelor's Degree in the same field in 2010 before returning to Nkozi later for a Masters' Degree in Democracy and Development Studies.
Kadaga has over the past 20 years occupied the office of the Deputy Speaker and that of the Speaker of Parliament. But she has now vacated the office of the speaker after losing the seat to her former deputy Jacob Oulannyah, who was backed by the National Resistance Movement-NRM party.
According to Kawesa, by hiring Kingdom Kampala, space will now be adequate for MPs as they await the completion of the Parliamentary chambers. “We will have adequate space for all MPs, they have been sharing offices, and it is expected that each MP can now have their own space.” She said.
Kadaga’s journey at the helm of the legislature came to an end on Monday when she was defeated by her former deputy Jacob Oulanyah. Oulanyah who was fronted by the NRM CEC polled 310 votes while Kadaga who chose to contest as an independent candidate polled 197 votes.
The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that he has informally contacted leaders of the political parties represented in Parliament over the nomination of members to the appointments committee.
Uganda Radio Network spoke to some of the staff on and off the record with many, saying that they don’t know what to do next. Stephen Bingi, a photographer attached to the speaker’s office who is on contract, says that the mood is low in the entire building especially for the people who have been working in the speaker’s office.
Kadaga told journalists at a Hotel Africana Press Conference that while her NRM Party has decided to field her former Deputy, Jacob Oulanyah for the position, she will also exercise her right to run as an Independent candidate when Parliament meets tomorrow to elect Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
According to Oulanyah, Members of Parliament are no longer respected amongst Ugandans because a lot has gone wrong, and the public believes that many legislators are self-seekers who only go to parliament to enrich themselves.