Winnie Byanyima Besigye the wife to four time presidential contestant and opposition stalwart Kiiza Besigye is a woman on a mission. The celebrated aero engineer who came from the bush with the current government is taking huge strides in her career and life as a whole. From being the first female Ugandan aero space engineer over 30 years ago, Winnie has made history on several occasions. Formerly the ED OXFAM international*first Ugandan to hold that position*,Winnie is currently the head of the GAVI fund and now she has graced the cover of the prestigious Forbes Africa Magazine for the month of March.
This Mother of one was also among the first women to take on men in direct constituencies and never went for any affirmative action constituency like several other powerful women.Byanyima is a staunch advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity and never wants to be referred to as Mrs.Besigye.
Ugandans particularly the women are very happy with her and look up to her as a sign of success and endless opportunity. We congratulate Winnie on such a huge milestone and also celebrate her in this month of March known as the month of the women.