ABOUT WINNIE KIIZA
Winfred Kiiza was born to Modesty and Kanyere Constance Muke on the 26th of November, 1972 in Karambi Village, Nsenyi Parish, Kisinga sub county in Kasese district western Uganda. Her father a then primary school teacher unfortunately passed away in 1982 when she was only 10 years old leaving her widowed mother the responsibility of looking after Winne and all her siblings.
The culture of the Bakonzo at the time was that when the head of the family died, one of his brothers would be tasked to inherit the Widow. Winnie’s mother was among a handful of Bakonzo women at the time who defied this tradition of inheritance. Consequently, she was perceived as a rebellious woman and denied any substantial support from her husband’s relatives.
WHAT I STAND FOR
As leader, I am guided by 3 values Justice, Tolerance and People. It is what I stand for.
JUSTICE: However fluid the concept of justice may be, fairness is a language that all humanity speaks and just like kindness it something that we must continuously seek regardless of the injustices in our society. To be just and fair in all we do is a light that guides us to Ubuntu.
TOLERANCE: As a leader, there are many people whom you will not agree with for very many reasons. From your fellow politicians to your kin. But just because they hold a different opinion from yours does not mean that they are wrong or bad. Tolerance is a value we need to embody as a people for us to be able to harmoniously co-exist.
MY MANDATE IN PARLIAMENT
The mandate of the leader of the opposition in Parliament is derived from Article 82A of the 1995 constitution of the republic of Uganda as amended and the administration of parliament (Amendment) Act, 2006 which provides specific provisions of the establishment and operation of the office of the leader of Opposition of Parliament.
The office of the leader of Opposition was introduced in parliament at the inception of the 8th parliament pursuant to the constitutional provisions that restored multi party politics in Uganda. Section 6E of the administration of Parliament (Amendment Act 2006) stipulates that principle role of the leader of the opposition is to keep government in check. Here are some of the functions of the office of the leader of opposition.