James Kakooza now replaces the former representative of Uganda, Mathias Kasamba who succumbed to Covid-19 on 27th April 2021 and his demise created a vacancy at the Regional Assembly.
He now joins the other representatives elected to EALA by Uganda on 28th February, 2017. These include Rose Akol Okullo (NRM), PauI Musamali (NRM), George Odongo (NRM), Mary Mugyenyi (NRM), Dennis Nanara (NRM), Chris Opoka (UPC), Fred Mukasa Mbidde (DP) and Susan Nakawuki (Independent).
Over twenty youths have so far joined the race for the East African Legislative Assembly â€“ EALA, competing with some senior legislators for the nine slots reserved for Uganda. The race has this year attracted an unprecedented number of contestants, running now close to 50. Several of the older contestants are former MPs who failed to make it back to the 9th parliament.