huda oleru biography
Hon. Huda Abason Oleru

Who is Huda Abason Oleru? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, age, husband, family, tribe, and relationship with Mohammed Abason Ingamule, Amelia Kyambadde, Woman Representative for Yumbe District, Aringa East constituency, 2014 Immunization Bill, the early life and education of the current Minister of State for Defence in charge of Veteran Affairs in Uganda.

Huda Abason Oleru is a politician, educator and legislator from Uganda. She is the current Minister of State for Defence in charge of Veteran Affairs (MSDVA) in the 11th Parliament.

Huda is also the current Member of Parliament for the Aringa East constituency and the former Woman Member of Parliament for Yumbe District.

Early life and Education

Huda Abason Oleru was born on 3rd December 1975 to Drakai Khadija (mother) and Ayub Adiga (father) of Pania village, Kophi sub-county in Yumbe district. 

Huda Oleru is married to Mohammed Abason Ingamule of the Morodu clan. She started her academic journey at Ture Primary School where she attended Primary one and two in 1985 and 1986 respectively. 

She then joined Limidia Primary School in 1987 up to 1992 where she completed her Primary Leaving Examinations.

From 1993 to 1997, Huda studied at Yumbe Secondary School accomplishing her Ordinary level studies. She then enrolled at Mvara Secondary School from 1998 to 1999 for her Advanced level studies. 

She enrolled at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) from 2003 to 2005 where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Management. 

Huda also earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Management at Makerere University from 2009 to 2011 before joining politics.

Career and Professional Work Experience

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In Romogi Sub-county, Huda Abason Oleru served as the National Resistance Council Youth General Secretary in 1996. She worked as a teacher at Limidia Primary School between 1996 and 1998.

Between 1998 and 2000, she served as the Community Facilitator for the Community Action Program. Huda served as Lulu sub-county’s investment chairperson from 2000 to 2003.

She was also a teacher at Aringa Islamic Primary School in 2005.

Hon. Huda was the woman representative for Yumbe District in the country’s eighth and ninth parliaments. She stood as an independent, but she is currently a member of the political party known as the National Resistance Movement. 

Achievements and Awards

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Hon. Huda Abason Oleru, who served as the 9th Parliament’s Yumbe District representative, is noted for introducing the 2014 Immunization Bill, a private member’s bill.

Hon. Huda successfully adopted U-Report and used the system to involve young people in discussions that had a favourable effect by incorporating them into issues that affected them.

Concerns over consistently low performance at the National Primary Leaving Examination prompted the poll question, and immediately after, replies were solicited highlighting several short-term proposals for reversing this trend.

Controversies

In July 2015, during the first-ever Parliamentary Women meeting in Uganda coordinated by the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) under the theme ‘Women Participation and Emancipation’. 

Huda Oleru opposed a point made by Amelia Kyambadde who was the Minister of Trade by then about dealing with polygamy accordingly to promote women’s emancipation in Uganda.

Oleru defended the polygamous practice claiming that Minister Amelia was not considering the Islam faith where men were allowed to marry up to four wives. 

She strongly argued that statistics from the last census from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics showed that women outnumbered men therefore the marriage equation could only be solved by polygamy as long as the men were capable of taking care of the women they married.

The chairing speaker who was also a Muslim lady tried to remain impartial and ruled in the end that Minister Amelia had made the submission in the spirit of women’s emancipation and not to harm any faith. Most of the Honorable women applauded the speaker upon this judgment.

Oleru congratulated President Museveni upon appointing Mao Norbert as a Cabinet Minister claiming that the decision would unite disintegrated Northern Uganda. 

However, this was at a period when Mao’s appointment stirred mixed reactions between the people of the different parties. 

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