The new faces in the cabinet that was announced on Saturday include Kyaaka County MP Jackson Kafuuzi, Ajuri County MP Denis Hamson Obua, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, Kakumiro Woman MP Robinah Nabbanja, Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Anywar, Igara West MP Rafael Magyezi, and Serere Woman MP Helen Adoa.
The new appointments in cabinet bring
no hope for improvement in service delivery but are rather reaping from their
loyalty to President Yoweri Museveni, opposition politicians have said.
The new faces in the cabinet that
was announced on Saturday include Kyaaka County MP Jackson Kafuuzi, Ajuri
County MP Denis Hamson Obua, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, Kakumiro Woman MP
Robinah Nabbanja, Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Anywar, Igara West MP Rafael
Magyezi, and Serere Woman MP Helen Adoa.
But the Leader of Opposition
(LOP) in parliament, Betty Aol Ochan said that the reshuffle was merely meant to
reward loyal cadres who fronted the controversial Constitutional Amendment
Bill, 2017 that lifted the cap on the presidential age from the constitution.
Ochan recounted a similar
a scenario where the promoter of President Yoweri Museveni’s sole candidature Evelyn
Anite was rewarded with a position in the cabinet, adding that it will be difficult
for the country to fight corruption when appointments are based on selfish
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Ocan highlighted the need for
ministers to be selected from among technocrats and not Members of Parliament
saying that MPs compromise their values and principles because they want to be
rewarded with cabinet posts. She, however, appealed to those appointed to work
for the good of the people.
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Nakaseke South MP Lutamaguzi
Ssemakula said that the mini reshuffle cannot create any impact in society
because service delivery is not going to change overnight. He also noted that
the newly appointed ministers have just been rewarded for their hypocrisy since the majority
of them were the architects of the ‘age limit bill’.
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Shadow Attorney-General Wilfred
Niwagaba said that none of the new ministers can ever take a decision contrary
to that of the appointing authority.
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However, the National Resistance
Movement (NRM) Party Parliamentary Caucus Vice-chairperson Solomon Silwany
dismissed the assertions by the Opposition that the posts were rewards arguing
that the reshuffle was meant to bring in people with various competencies as
the country party prepares for the next general election.