Sylvia Owori to Challenge Sarah Opendi for Tororo Woman MP Seat

Seasoned fashionista and current Deputy Director for Operation Wealth Creation – OWC Sylvia Damalie Owori has declared her intentions to challenge Sarah Achieng Opendi for the Tororo District Woman member of Parliament seat.

Owori who has been prominent on the Social scene in the country for decades announced her intentions in a rather subtle way through her Social Media channels, responding to Opendi’s declaration.

“@SarahOpendi: I will be standing as Woman MP of Tororo. Let the best woman win,” she posted on X (formerly Twitter).

Although the declaration has not been made official, sources close to the fashion icon have intimated that she harbors plans of joining the 12th parliament and unseating the former State Minister of Health for General Duties.

Sylvia Owori rose to prominence on the social scene during the 90s, revolutionizing fashion in the country and later venturing into various enterprises. From 2001 to 2004, she organized the “Miss Uganda Beauty Pageant,” which she describes as her best season.

Additionally, she launched a clothing line under the Sylvia Owori label, owns the African Woman magazine, a monthly online publication, and is the founder and owner of Zipa Modeling Agency, a talent house.

Over the years, Owori has built her image from designing the clothes worn by the contestants at the MNet Face of Africa and being selected to design the clothes worn by the Ugandan finalist at the Nokia Face of Africa competition.

Starting and hosting of The Style Project, she has become a name that always comes to mind when Uganda and Fashion are mentioned in the same statement.

Her decision to join politics comes as a no surprise considering the time she has invested in building her brand and reputation.

If her intentions come to fruition, Owori seems to be having a soft landing as she will be facing a rather “worn-out” opponent considering her previous escapades that have seen her lose popularity among Ugandans.

Top of the list is the The Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2023 which has raised dust among Ugandans especially her constituents in the East of the country where the local brew is sacred.

She further came under scrutiny from the `international community after she advocated for “castration” of individuals in the sexual minorities.

Johnson Ategeka