Jacklet Atuhaire Rwabukurukuru defeated incumbent Rosemary Nyakikongoro to win Sheema District woman MP 2016-2012 last week.
Jacklet lost to Nyakikongoro in NRM primaries and came as an independent. She has spoken out after her victory as below;
Jacklet Atuhaire is the new woman MP for Sheema district
I take this wonderful opportunity to extend my sincere and heartfelt gratitude for having walked with me this political and leadership journey until you gave me victory as your Sheema district Woman Member of Parliament 2016 – 2021. This victory is not mine alone but for all people of Sheema.
I call upon all of you to join me and we develop Sheema. I am open to all ideas so that Sheema benefits from the national cake.
I thank all the runners up and call upon them to join me and we take Sheema forward. All my supporters, strategists, campaign agents, support staff and technical advisors am so grateful and humbled.
May God richly bless you. I promise never to let Sheema people down. You made a right decision and I must deliver beyond your expectations. Thank you once again and God Bless you.
Yours Jacklet Atuhaire
Woman MP Elect – Sheema District.
Jacklet Atuhaire has promised to put Sheema district on the global map
Jacklet did a Bachelors degree in International Development and Information technology from the University of East London where she was guild president.
She is a holder of a Masters’ of Science in Oil and Gas management from the distinguished Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland.
The new MP is a distinguished member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Africa Chapter. She is also a member of the global Society of Petroleum Engineers, UK chapter.