By Spy Uganda
Kampala: President Museveni has appointed former Member of Parliament and Minister for Kampala, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya (BONK) the new Inspector General of Government.
The President made the appointment on Thursday evening followed by a tweet reading thus;
By the Powers given to me under Article 223(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint:
1. Inspector General of Government – Beti Namisango Kamya
2. Deputy Inspector of Government – Anne Muhairwe
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of Uganda
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) July 15, 2021
”By the Powers given to the President by Article 223(4) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint:
Inspector General of Government – Beti Namisango Kamya, Deputy Inspector of Government – Anne Muhairwe,” said Museveni.
Who Is Kamya?
She is the founder and previously the president of the Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA), one of the registered political parties in the country. She was a candidate in the 2011 Ugandan presidential elections, coming in fifth with 52,782 votes. She previously served as the Member of Parliament representing Lubaga North Constituency on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket from 2006 until 2010.
Kamya joined the National Resistance Movement party and in 2020, participated in the flag bearer elections for Lubaga North constituency as a candidate. She won Brian Tindyebwa and Dr. Isaac Lwanga to become the official NRM flag bearer in the 2021 presidential and parliamentary elections though was beaten hands down in the general elections.
In the 2021 general elections, Kamya lost the Lubaga North parliamentary election to Abubaker Kawalya of the National Unity Platform (NUP) a party under the chairmanship of Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu.