Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju,
National Female Youth Member of Parliament
Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju is the National Female Youth Member of Parliament representing all female youth in Uganda in the 10th Parliament. She was elected to this position as an Independent Candidate although she has held several leadership positions in the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party before being elected as a Member of Parliament. Adeke also serves as the shadow Minister of State for Children and Youth Affairs. At 25 years of age, Hon. Adeke is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in laws from the prestigious Makerere University. She also served as a prefect in secondary school and later as the Guild President of Makerere University from 2013-2014.
She is very enthusiastic about the inclusion of female youth in decision making processes and seeing their participation in national development enhanced. She has made several proposals to government to ensure that the marginalization of female youth is dealt with by bridging the gaps that constrain them from participating in youth programming.
“The demographic nature of the country sets youth high because we are the majority. We should be a priority politically, socially and economically,” she said having won the MP seat.
She is generally passionate about promoting accountability and ensuring that leaders reconnect with their constituencies as a way of building a social- political accountability. She hopes to achieve this through engaging with youths during the sub-national youth parliaments where she will engage with young people and account to them as their leader.