Kadaga visits sick first woman MP aged 102

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Florence Lubega

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Friday checked on Florence Lubega, the ailing first woman Member of Parliament.

Aged 102, she is indisposed and being treated at her home in Kirinya [Kitala?] along Entebbe road.

Florence Alice Lubega

Florence Alice Lubega (5 November 1917), the first female Ugandan to join Parliament in the independent Uganda in May 1962, was the first female legislators of Uganda, being a member of the Legislative Council (LEGCO).

Kadaga with Florence
Victoria University

She was also a member of the first Ugandan Parliament, and Deputy Minister for Community Development and Labour.

Background and education

Florence Lubega is the daughter of former Buganda Premier Samuel Wamala and Erina Nantongo.

She was educated at Gayaza Girls’ School before joining Buloba Teachers’ College.

Later she was the first female to be admitted to Makerere College School before joining Oxford University.

Upon completion of her university studies in 1946, she returned to teach English at Makerere University.

Personal life

Florence Lubega was married to Saulo Lubega, a former teacher at Mityana S.S.

Florence Lubega has outlived her children and she has two brothers; Wamala Steven Ssempasa, who lives in the United Kingdom, and Paul Musoke Wamala, a former tourism operator who now lives in Luzira, a Kampala suburb.

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