Florence Alice Lubega, the first female Member of Parliament in Uganda passed away yesterday October 29, 2021 at the age of 103. She was 7 days away from celebrating her 104th birthday.
Lubega, who represented Singo North constituency (Present day Mityana and Mubende region) was the only woman in a six member Legislative Council (LEGICO) that inherited power from the colonialists before self rule was formalized in 1962.
When elections were organised she also returned to Parliament.
Lubega’s legacy as a person who broke the glass ceiling for all women politicians, has been recognized by Kadaga and a few other politicians.