Ofwono Opondo, the Director of Uganda Media Centre says that the Ministers’ tenure expires tomorrow with the swearing-in of the President. He says no Minister can represent the government in public functions.
The Attorney General will advise on how the Government will proceed
with its business following the expiry of the ministers’ tenure. This is according to the Head of Public
Service and Secretary to Cabinet John Mitala.
In her communication to the MPs during Tuesday's plenary session, Speaker
Rebecca Kadaga said that Tuesday could be the last day the house convenes since
the tenure of Ministers will have expired by midnight ahead of President
She announced to MPs plans to have Tuesday sessions condensed and held as the
last day ahead of the expiry of the tenure of Ministers. She says even
though they are to sit after swearing-in, it will not be possible to proceed
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However, Ofwono Opondo, the Director of Uganda Media Centre says
that the Ministers’ tenure expires tomorrow with the swearing-in of the
President. He says no Minister can represent the government in public functions.
However, when contacted to comment on the matter, Mitala, the head
of Public service said that the Attorney General will guide on when exactly the
term of the Ministers expires, but also if they are to continue working or
“This is part of what the Attorney General will guide because
business has to continue, so he will look at what has been happening before and
see how it can be compared today,” Mitala said.
Mitala said the Attorney General’s statement could come within two
days. President Museveni officially bid farewell to the Ministers last
week. A new cabinet is expected to be named at the discretion of the President.