Agnes Nandutu, a renowned Ugandan journalist has expressed interest in running for Woman Member of Parliament, Bududa District.
The bubbly TV anchor will contest on the much sought after NRM ticket, going against the current MP, Honourable Justine Khainza.
Nandutu was born in Bududa, the same district she hopes to represent in the upcoming 2021 elections.
She picked nomination forms from the National Resistance Movement Electoral offices while following and adhering strictly to the COVID-19 safety guidelines put in place by the Ministry of Health.
Nandutu, whose journey started at Radio Uganda as a reporter in 1997 kept progressing until she decided to pursue a diploma in journalism at the Uganda Institute of Journalism and Media Studies. She worked at Daily Monitor as a freelance reporter and between 2002-2008 she was positioned at Impact FM as a staff reporter before she joined NTV Uganda.
While at NTV Uganda she scripted and voiced over the popular satirical Friday segment “Point Blank”. She has also been the host and Speaker of a popular debate show dubbed, “NTV People’s Parliament”. She is also senior political reporter at NTV Uganda a job she does so passionately.
In 2011, Agnes was elected to serve as President of the Parliamentary Journalists Association until 2016. She has however been involved in a number of controversies, the latest being when she was denied accreditation to cover the Ugandan parliament by the Organizations Communications director.
By picking nomination forms, she joins the likes of Evelyn Anite, Member of Parliament Koboko Municipality, who earlier on today expressed publicly her political aspirations to continue representing her people in Parliament.