The Appointments Committee of Parliament sitting on Monday vetted Minister of Education Mrs Janet Museveniand the First
Deputy Prime Minister Rebecca Kadaga virtually via zoom.
The committee chaired by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita
Among sitting at the Parliaments, conference Hall started at 2:00 pm after the morning plenarywhich approved Vice President Jessica Alupo and Prime Minister
The former Speaker of Parliament and Kamuli Woman MP Rebecca
Kadaga was the first to be vetted via zoom for the position of 1st
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs Rebecca Kadaga.
According to sources who attended the committee, the MPs didn’t
dwell much on Kadaga basing on the fact that she has served as a Speaker of Parliament.
“ The chair of the meeting convinced members that Kadaga has
been a Speaker and met all the requirements and she is more than fit at the
position,” the source said. Accordingly, members did not ask many questions.
The committee also vetted the First lady Janet Museveni via zoom. The committee reportedly spending over 40 minutes interacting with the first lady.
According to sources, the First lady and the former Speaker requested
to appear via zoom because of issues like COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the committee advised the four female Ministers in the office of the Prime
Minister to work together.
According Lukia Nakadama, the 3rd Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister without Portfolio, the committee was interested in knowing
how the four female Ministers heading the office of the Prime Minister will
work well together.
President Museveni appointed Kakumiro Woman MP Robinah
Nabbanja as Prime Minister and Leader of
Government, Rebecca Kadaga as 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East
African Community Affairs, Lukia
Nakadama as 3rd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without
Port-folio and Justine Kasule Lumumba the Minister in charge of General duties
in the Office of the Prime Minister.
According to Nakadama, she told Members that based on her
experience as an MP and Minister of Gender and Culture, she worked very well
with her colleagues and she will ensure that she works well with the other colleagues.
Nakadama says that although she was not sure if she will be
approved, she is confident that she performed well.
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All the four female Ministers in the Office of the Prime Ministers are from Busoga.
The committee also vetted Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, and General Moses Ali. Jane Ruth Aceng spent over an hour in the appointments committee.
By Press time the committee was in the process of vetting Thomas Tayebwa who was appointed
Government Chief Whip, Attorney General Appointee Kiryowa Kiwanuka, New Security Minister Jim
Muhwezi, and Kasule Lumumba.