By Francis Lubega
9th June 2021
The newly appointed Cabinet that is going to assist president Yoweri Kaguga Museveni in the administration of the country as he starts the new political term 2021/26 continues to draw discussions from the general public.
Last night President Museveni appointed 32 new cabinet ministers and 49 state ministers with a blow to a total of 11 ministers who were dropped.
Among the new faces in cabinet that have surprised many include; Vice President – Maj Rtd Jessica Alupo, Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business in Parliament – Robinah Nabbanja and 1st Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of East African Community Affairs – Rebecca Kadaga, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister & Minister without Portfolio – Lukia Nakadama, Minister, Office of the Prime (General Duties) – Kasule Lumumba, Government Chief Whip – Thomas Tayebwa, Attorney-General – Kiryowa Kiwanuka and the FDC vice president Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo has been appointed state minister for ICT.
Among those dropped include; former vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Betty Kamya who was minister for lands, Elly Tumwine who was minister for security, Sam Kuteesa who was minister for foreign affairs, Esther Mbayo who was minister for presidency, and Ameria Kyambadde who was minister for trade.
The NRM spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa has said that President Museveni demonstrated inclusiveness for all including opposition political parties, because Uganda is not only for NRMs but all Ugandans ready to serve their country.
On the appointment of former speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga as the 1st deputy prime minister and minister for East African Community Affairs shows there is no permanency in any given political office.