Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Cabinet Minister of Health has finally declared intention to contest as the Lira Woman Member of Parliament.
The passionate Minister revealed this In an interview on Sunday where she noted that for the past two years, many people have been asking her to declare her political intention, noting that she had to critically think about it before airing it out.
“Many of them have also called whereas others have encouraged me to take up a political position. Today I am declaring openly that I am taking up a political position as a representative of the women in Lira district and I will contest for that position,”Aceng said.
The Health Minister said applauded the people of Lango for the “great love” they have showed her and the blessings she has got while serving in the area for 15 years that saw President Museveni appoint her as the Director General of Health Services.
She noted that she will not forsake her people.
“I will stand under the National Resistance Movement party. Again I want to appreciate the people of Lango for their love and encouragement. Since they have seen the good in me, they will continue to see it and vote for me.”
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, Aceng’s rating among the public has gone up for providing the needed leadership as the Health Minister in the fight against the virus.