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Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng Sworn in as Lira City MP


By Agnes Kiconco

KIU, Main Campus - The outgoing Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng, was on Monday, 17th May sworn in as Lira City Member of Parliament (MP). The swearing-in ceremony started yesterday at Parliament’s South Wing parking lot, and is expected to end on Thursday, 20th.

The outgoing Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng happened to be one of the 529 MPs to be sworn in ahead of the 11th Parliament.

Having taken her oath to serve Lira City, Hon. Aceng was handed tools of power, including a copy of Uganda's Constitution and the Rules of Procedure of Parliament.

Being a first-time MP, she is expected to bring new ideas to the table and help to develop Lira city by drawing attention to infrastructure and social service development.

"This morning, I took oath at @Parliament_Ug as the Woman MP for Lira City. I thank the people of Lira City for the support and love you have shown me. I look forward to serving you," tweeted MP Aceng after swearing-in.

Having posted this, many congratulated her upon her success and replied saying they hope for much better results in Lira City since she has served well as Health Minister. Adding to that, they wished she would still be appointed Minister of Health again.

"Keep up the good work nyabo. Let's hope to see you as minister of health again. You have done a great job," replied one of her followers on Twitter.

As the swearing ceremony continues to go on amidst the pandemic, Uganda Parliament has taken the initiative to observe COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures ( SOPs) by handling between 80 and 120 MPs-elect per day.

After a successful swearing-in, the MPs will then vote for Speaker and Deputy Speaker on May 21st, at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala.