Ms Angella Kasekende, 25, the daughter of former Bank of Uganda (BoU) Deputy Governor has launched her bid for National Female Youth Member of Parliament (MP) in the 2021 general elections.
Ms Kasekende, who has decided to run as an Independent Candidate, said she reached the decision to join parliament to inspire the youth to take responsibility of their own future.
“I have put myself forward because I have come to the decision that time is extremely limited and precious to contribute to change. Young people must take responsibility for their own futures and not be caught up in the blame game that is all too common today,” She said.
“I intend to launch an ambitious program, to foster a million real jobs by reworking current and future programs, redirecting investment and creating viable partnerships between education institutions, vocational centres, business and government.” Ms Kasekende said, emphasizing that her campaign is all about Hope, Growth and Prosperity.
At the moment, Ms Kasekende is a Consultant at the International Law Institute – Africa Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE).
She studied Business at the University of Portsmouth and has a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Sussex. She is the 2019 receipient of the Young and Emerging Leadership Fellowship by the Leo Africa Institute.