Florence Alice Lubega

Florence Alice Lubega (born 5 November 1917)[1] is a Ugandan politician and the first female Ugandan to join Parliament in the independent Uganda in May 1962. She was the one of the first female legislators of Uganda, being a member of the Legislative Council (LEGCO). She was also a member of the first Ugandan Parliament, and Deputy Minister for Community Development and Labour.

Background and educationEdit

Florence Lubega is the daughter of former Buganda Premier Samuel Wamala and Erina Nantongo[2].

She was educated at Gayaza Girls' School before joining Buloba Teachers' College. Later she was the first female to be admitted to Makerere College School before joining Oxford University. Upon completion of her university studies in 1946, she returned to teach English at Makerere University[3].

Personal lifeEdit

Florence Lubega was married to Saulo Lubega, a former teacher at Mityana S.S[4]. Florence Lubega has outlived her children and she has two brothers; Wamala Steven Ssempasa, who lives in the United Kingdom, and Paul Musoke Wamala, a former tourism operator who now lives in Luzira, a Kampala suburb.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Lubega's love for the girl child". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  2. ^ "Uganda's first female legislator recounts life in corridors of". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  3. ^ "Uganda's first female legislator speaks out -". 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  4. ^ "Lubega's love for the girl child". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2019-03-20.

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