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Nabbanja Shows up With family, Village mates at Handover Ceremony

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The entourage comprised among others Nabbanja’s daughter, mother, sister, brothers, neighbor, village priest, LC 1 chairman, catechist, childhood friend and a nurse from a health center in her constituency. The newly appointed minister took time to introduce each member of her team.
Health Minister incharge of General Duties Robinah Nabbanja together with her mother at the handover event

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There was excitement in the Health Ministry boardroom on Monday even when the newly appointed Minister in Charge of General Duties, Robinah Nabbanja turned up to assume her office. 

Nabbanja turned up for the handover accompanied by a huge entourage to witness the event. The entourage comprised among others Nabbanja’s daughter, mother, sister, brothers, neighbor, village priest, LC 1 chairman, catechist, childhood friend and a nurse from a health center in her constituency. 

The newly appointed minister took time to introduce each member of her team. The Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, who officiated at the handover, thanked the group for escorting Nabbanja, saying this was the first time the Ministry had received such an entourage at an official handover.

 

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Shortly after receiving the instruments of power, Nabbanja said she will focus on mobilising the population to adopt healthy living practices since she isn’t a health practitioner. This comes at a time when government is re-strategizing from focusing on treatment to disease prevention.

 

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In her statement, the Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng advised the new minister to focus on the 25 directives issued by president, Yoweri Museveni to the ministry, which are hinged on areas to do with health infrastructure, safeguarding medicines and health supplies from theft, addressing gaps in human resources and empowering communities to own their own health.

 

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The Health Minister in Charge of Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Kaducu Moriku said a week before Nabbanja was appointed minister, she had invited her to officiate at the opening of a health facility that she has constructed for people in her village.  

For her, this means that she has come with the health needs of the people at heart since she already owns another health facility in her district. Before coming to the Health Ministry, Nabbanja has been serving as a commissioner at parliament in addition to being the Kakumiro Woman MP.