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Uganda's First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni was Featured on the cover of Forbes Woman Africa Magazine on Thursday. Courtesy Photo.

First Lady Features on Cover of Forbes Woman Africa Magazine

In the cover story, she talks about how she rose above being a mere shadow of the President to being a First Lady serving her community in her own right as a Ugandan woman and the challenges this presented.
posted onDecember 8, 2017
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By Kampala Post Reporter

Forbes Woman Africa Magazine on Thursday released its cover for the December-January issue featuring HE the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni.

In the cover story, she talks about how she rose above being a mere shadow of the President to being a First Lady serving her community in her own right as a Ugandan woman and the challenges this presented. “For a long time, I agreed with that perspective. I supported my husband for the largest part but the change came and I felt called upon to directly serve the people myself.

I’ve always wanted so much to be able to participate directly to serve the people. It was not understood initially, but eventually people realized that First Ladies also have the right to serve their country in their individual capacity. That’s how I came out and started something different, not just as the First Lady but as a Ugandan woman, to serve the people I believed I owed it to” says the First Lady in the exclusive interview.

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Uganda's First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni was Featured on the cover of Forbes Woman Africa Magazine on Thursday. Courtesy Photo.

She discusses a wide range of issues including her role in founding of the Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans, her involvement in the fight against HIV Aids and shares her thoughts on Uganda’s future. Renuka Methil, Editor Forbes Woman Africa explained that the exclusive interview; done a month before Uganda celebrated its 55th independence will be as insightful to readers as it was for her.

“As Uganda looks forward to reviving its economy, it is pertinent to note the importance of the country’s women in this path to progress. We spent an afternoon with the First Lady in the lush lawns of State House talking to her about her years in exile and role as one of Africa’s foremost First Ladies,” Methil said.

Forbes Woman Africa is a bi-monthly pan-African publication that navigates the world of business for women, with features on the latest trends in the corporate sector and how its architecture speaks to women. The magazine profiles the trailblazers, game changers and pioneers among the women involved in business, the economy of Africa and the world.

It has previously featured the First Lady of Rwanda and President of Mauritius on its cover. The magazine will be available at various retailers in Uganda from the 9th of December 2017.

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