Museveni who has just started the sixth term as the President of Uganda is expected to appoint his new Cabinet soon, for vetting by the Appointments Committee. Before the January 2021 general election, Museveni’s cabinet had a total of 79 Ministers, out of which 29 where Ministers while 50 were State Ministers.
Some of those appointed in the new cabinet announced last evening include Kyaaka County MP Jackson Kafuuzi, appointed as the Deputy Attorney General, Ajuri County MP Denis Hamson Obua, the new State Minister for Sports, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, the Minister of State for ICT, Kakumiro Woman MP Robinah Nabbanja, the Minister of State for Health (General Duties) and Serere Woman MP Helen Adoa, the new Minister of State for Fisheries,among others.
Tom Mboijana, a resident of Harukoto in Fort Portal, doubts if people from Tooro will benefit from the new appointees. According to Mboijana, it is the friends and relatives of the ministers who will gain from their appointment.
Emma Matovu, a resident of Kavule zone in Luweero town, says Muyingo ought to have been promoted to full Education and Sports Minister because of his vast experience in the field. He also says the appointment of Nadduli is a mockery since voters in Luweero kicked him out for failing to deliver.
Notable among the advisors is Muruli Mukasa, the Central government Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Presidential Press Secretary Tamale Mirundi and Nakasongola Woman MP Margaret Komuhangi. Although he gave no reason for dismissing the ministers, sources said it stemmed from cabinet refusal to endorse his personal proposal to make the Buruuli cultural throne hereditary.