Oxfam Praises Winnie Byanyima, Renews Her Contract
Oxfam International has praised Winnie Byanyima, wife to opposition doyen Dr Kizza Besigye, and renewed her contract as executive director for five years.
Byanyima, the former Mbarara Municipality MP, has been at Oxfam since 2013.
Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organizations focused on the alleviation of global poverty.
OXFAM PRAISES WINNIE BYANYIMA
“We are thrilled. Winnie is a visionary leader in the fight against inequality and poverty, and an inspiration to our teams and partners around the world,” Oxfam board chairman Juan Alberto Fuentes said in a statement after Winnie accepted the board’s offer.
“We look forward to continuing to work with her to help create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty.”
Byanyima hopes her re-appointment and the journey ahead as an “exciting, roller-coaster journey”.
She added that she would “carry on fighting, particularly for the women and girls in the South facing poverty and injustice”.
OFWONO OPONDO ON OXFAM SHIFTING TO NAIROBI
Meanwhile, Oxfam has moved its headquarters to Nairobi, Kenya, a move government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says is meant to position Byanyima to stand for president in 2021, according to his piece on the differences in FDC party.