Full Profile: Here Is What You Should Know About New Speaker Among

Full Profile: Here Is What You Should Know About New Speaker Among

By Spy Uganda

Today Members of Parliament elected deputy speaker Anita Annet Among as full speaker to replace Jacob Oulanyah who died days ago.

Here Is All You Need To Know About Among

Anita Among (born 23 November 1973) is a Ugandan accountant, lawyer and politician who serves as the Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda (2021–2026).

She also concurrently serves as the elected member of parliament for the Bukedea District Women Constituency, the same position she held in the 10th parliament (2016–2021). She was in the FDC party before she joined the ruling NRM where she was voted as the Deputy Speaker of the 11th parliament.


Among attended local schools for her elementary and secondary education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, from Makerere University, in 2005. In 2008, she was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree, also by Makerere University.

In 2018, Among graduated from Kampala International University, with a Bachelor of Laws degree. At that time she was in the process of attaining qualification as a Chartered Certified Accountant.

From 1998 until 2006, Ms Among worked at Centenary Bank, one of the large commercial banks in the country. At the time she left in 2006, she had risen to the rank of branch manager. For the ten years before her election to parliament, she served as a lecturer in accounting, at Kampala International University.

For two parliamentary election cycles in 2007, when Bukedea District was created, and 2011, Among lost the District Woman Representative seat to Rose Akol of the National Resistance Movement political party.

Among, a long-time member of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change political party, ran in 2016 as an independent candidate. In the 10th Parliament, Ms Among served as the Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).

In 2020, she joined the National Resistance Movement (NRM) after falling out with her party FDC and won the party primaries. In the 2021 general elections, Among was one of the few legislators who was elected unopposed to join the 11th parliament though her victory was contentious because the electoral commission blocked some of her competitors from nomination.

Among declared her bid for the deputy speakership of the 11th parliament of Uganda which she won and was elected as the new Speaker of the parliament of Uganda on March 25, 2022, replacing the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah the former Speaker of the parliament of Uganda who passed away in Seattle US.

Anita Among is said to be having a son with one of Forum For Democratic Change FDC’s officials in western Uganda, Patrick Baguma Atenyi.

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