President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Amama Mbabazi the new prime minister of Uganda.
Mbabazi replaces professor Apollo Nsibambi, who has been Prime minister for more than 10 years.
In a statement issued from Statehouse on Tuesday evening, Museveni Described Mbabazi as one of the “most ideologically reliable cadres of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party. He also described him as disciplined, and knowledgeable
Mbabazi, a former security minister has been implicated in several of corruption scandals.
A parliamentary committee accused him and other ministers of misusing money meant for hosting the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in 2007. According to donors, $33.2 million of the total budget for the meeting disappeared.
Late last week, the donor community advised Museveni not to appoint any corrupt person to his cabinet.
Museveni has also appointed former parliament speaker, Edward Sekandi, as vice president. He is expected to appoint a full cabinet later this week .
# # #