In her communication to parliament this morning, Kadaga said she also learnt of the appointments through the media, saying she can’t start the vetting process in the absence of official communication from the appointing authority.
Museveni is yet to communicate formally to parliament about the newly appointed
cabinet ministers, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has revealed.
In her communication
to parliament this morning, Kadaga said she also learnt of the appointments
through the media, saying she can’t start the vetting process in the absence of
official communication from the appointing authority.
Kadaga, who chairs the
Appointments Committee of Parliament, put the committee members on notice that
she would recall them from the Christmas recess, which starts today to vet the
nominees once she receives the official communication from the President.
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made a mini cabinet reshuffle on Saturday last where he dropped several members
and appointed new ones.
Among the new faces is
Igara West MP, Rafael Magyezi, who was appointed Local Government Minister,
Mityana Woman MP, Judith Nabakooba, ICT Minister, Kitgum Woman MP,
Beatrice Anywar, Environment State Minister and Kyaaka County MP, Jackson
Kafuuzi, Deputy Attorney General.
The other new faces are Ajuri County MP, Denis Hamson Obua, the Sports State
Minister, Usuk County MP, Peter Ogwang, ICT State Minister, Kakumiro Woman MP,
Robinah Nabbanja, the Health State Minister (General Duties), Serere Woman MP,
Helen Adoa, the Fisheries State Minister and Molly Kamukama Nawe, the Economic
Monitoring State Minister.
Museveni also dropped
Janat Mukwaya, Hajji Abdul Nadduli, Eng. Irene Muloni, Eng Monica Azuba
Ntege, and Alex Onzima, among others. He appointed them Senior Presidential
Advisors. Also dropped were Kayunga Woman MP Idah Nantaba and Workers MP,
Articles 99(1), 108(2), 108A (1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution
mandate the presidents to appoint and make changes in cabinet. The President is
required to communicate appointees to Cabinet and any other appointment in
public offices to Parliament for vetting and approval.