By our reporter

Justine Kasule Lumumba is the current Secretary General of the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM).

Early this week she took a hard-biting decision to terminate a contracts of over 400 employees at the secretariat following failure to raise cash for payment.

While addressing the press, Lumumba revealed that the top leadership took the decision because they are restructuring and couldn’t keep workers they could not afford to pay.

Today we decided to give you some of the facts about the Secretary General;

1.Lumumba was born in Bugiri District on 22 November 1972.

2.She attended St. Anthony Senior Secondary School in Nkokonjeru for her O-level studies. She then transferred to St. Joseph’s Secondary School at Naggalama, for her A-Level education. In 1993, she was admitted to Makerere University, where she graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a concurrent Diploma in Education, in 1996.

3.From 1996 until 1997 she worked as a teacher. From 1997 until 1998, she worked as the Acting District Inspector of Schools in her home district. From 1998 until 2001, she worked as a Senior Education Officer at the Ministry of Education.

4.In 2001, she was elected to the Parliament, on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket, to serve as the Women’s Representative for Bugiri District.

5.She was re-elected from 2001 until 2014, when she stepped down to become secretary general of the ruling National Resistance Movement political party. She was appointed to that position on 23 December 2014, replacing Amama Mbabazi.

6.In May 2011, she was appointed as Government Chief Whip, replacing John Nasasira.

7.She is a married mother with two sons. She is a Roman Catholic.

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