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Mukono District Elderly Executive Endorses Kefa Ssempangi for Parliament

The move comes days after parliament approved a proposal for affirmative action to the elderly which will see them represented in Parliament by five legislators, voted on a regional basis. One of the seats in ringfenced of women.
Rev Dr Kefa Ssempangi putting on a yellow mask together with other Mukono district elderly leaders.

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The Mukono District Older Persons Executive Committee has endorsed Rev. Dr Kefa Ssempangi to represent the elderly in Parliament.

The move comes days after parliament approved a proposal for affirmative action to the elderly which will see them represented in Parliament by five legislators, voted on a  regional basis. One of the seats in ringfenced of women.

Haji Ahmed Kakande, the executive committee chairperson  told Journalists in Mukono last evening that they had agreed as elders from the central region to support Dr Keefa Ssempangi, a former legislator, to hold the elder's flag in the central region.

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The District elderly representative Asumani Muhumuza says that given his experience in legislative matters and his passion for caring for children, and community engagement initiatives, Dr Ssempangi is their best choice for the slot.

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Ssempangi 80, rose to fame in 1970 when he started first home for the destitute and homeless children in 1971. The home started as ‘Kijjomanyi Christian Home for children, later transformed into the Africa Foundation in 1979. 

He was appointed Minister for Rehabilitation, Gender and Community Development in 1997 and served as the MP for Mukono East under Uganda People’s Congress and later represented Ntenjeru South under the National Resistance Movement, before announcing his retirement in 2006.

Ssempangi says is excited about the endorsement and expressed willingness to serve. He says that nothing makes him different from other elderly persons but he has grown with experience of caring for the people.

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Ssempangi graduated with a degree in Art at Makerere University before receiving a scholarship in 1967 for a master’s degree in Art in the UK at the Royal College of Art and later a PhD in History at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1971.

He sculptured the ‘Horizon Through Education’ sculpture at the teacher’s house in Kampala.