Parents: Samuel Wamala Ssebayego, Katikkiro wa Buganda 1941-1945 and Erina Birabwa Nantongo
Primary School: Namirembe Primary School
Secondary School: Gayaza Girls
Higher Education: Makerere College Universities: St. Hugh’s College, London, and Oxford University
Taught in many schools and Makerere College as an English teacher and Assistant warden of women at Makerere University
She was an Assistant Warden of women at Makerere University college, affiliated to the University of London 1951-1953.
She served as Hon. Vice President Uganda council of women.
She was nominated Member of the legislative council (LEGCO) 1958-1961.
She was elected member of parliament representing Mityana following independency in1962 and was later appointed as the first female Minister of community Development and labor the same year.
She served as Minister in both president Obote and president Amin’s regimes and Hon. Florence Alice Lubega was the only woman in the second parliament.
She went to exile in U.K. during Amin‘s regime but was late recalled by H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to come back to Uganda and in the 1990’s, she did return after spending almost 10 years in exile.
When Uganda celebrated its 50 years of independence in 2012, she was awarded with a medal of honor for her distinguished service to her country by H.E. President Museveni at Kololo.
Florence Lubega hailed from a political family and was one of the first female students at Makerere University.
She was President of the Uganda council of women in 1961. The council strongly advocated for the participation of women in politics.
She was elected to Lukiiko in February 1962 during the pre-independence Buganda election. Following the general elections of April 1962, Lubega was among those nominated to the National Assembly as a representative for Singo North West in Buganda, while in Assembly, she focused on social North west in Buganda,
she also focused on social issues like education, Health, housing and women in business.
Following the constitutional crisis in April 1966, Lubega was among the five Kabaka Yekka (KY) members who resigned their parliamentary seats because they refused to subscribe to the provisions of the new constitution.
She returned to Parliament a year later when the National Assembly resolved itself into a constituent Assembly to deliberate on a new constitution. She focused a lot on improving the social and economic status of women.
Social and Family Life: Was married to Saul Lubega – 1956 to 1969.
Brothers: Paul Musoke Wamala, Wamala Steven Ssempasa, Late Wamala Herbert Dagirira, Late Israel Magembe.
Body will Lay in State on Tuesday 2nd November,2021 from 2pm up to 5pm.
Burial will take place at Kikubampanga, 15miles on Hoima Road after Nkoowe on Wednesday 3rd November, 2021, starting from 10:00am.
Informed are: Relatives, Friends and In-laws.