Kalangala. The speaker of K alangala District, Mr Vereriano Ssenabulya, yesterday began his final Senior Six examinations in order to be eligible to stand for MP in 2016.
Mr Ssenabulya, who has been the council speaker since 1996, is sitting for the exams at Bishop Dunstan Memorial Senior Secondary School in Kalangala.
The 53-year-old told Daily Monitor before doing his first paper that it was only the Uganda Aanced Certificate of Education paper that was standing between him and becoming the Kyamuswa County MP.
“This is my target, and after getting my results, campaigns will start all over Kyamuswa,” he said.
Any candidate aspiring to become MP must have a minimum academic qualification of a Senior Six certificate or its equivalent.
Mr Ssenabulya said voters had on many occasions asked him to stand as MP since he has had enough experience as a district speaker.
The seat is currently occupied by Mr Tim Lwanga. It is not yet clear whether Mr Lwanga will seek re-election.
However, Mr Ssenabulya is not the only one eyeing the position. He has to face off with Kalangala Woman MP Carol Nanyondo, former MP Moses Kabuusu and Mr Godfrey Ssekisonge.
Mr Adrian Matovu, the district youth chairperson, said Mr Ssenabulya’s ambition is an example to other people with leadership skills who lack necessary academic qualifications but can go back to school and attain the required qualifications.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor