Some of those appointed in the new cabinet announced last evening include Kyaaka County MP Jackson Kafuuzi, appointed as the Deputy Attorney General, Ajuri County MP Denis Hamson Obua, the new State Minister for Sports, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, the Minister of State for ICT, Kakumiro Woman MP Robinah Nabbanja, the Minister of State for Health (General Duties) and Serere Woman MP Helen Adoa, the new Minister of State for Fisheries,among others.
A section of Members of
Parliament who have been appointed to Cabinet say that their appointment is a call
to serve and a sign of confidence in their previous service.
Some of those appointed in the new cabinet announced last evening include Kyaaka County MP Jackson
Kafuuzi, appointed as the Deputy Attorney General, Ajuri County MP Denis Hamson
Obua, the new State Minister for Sports, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, the
Minister of State for ICT, Kakumiro Woman MP Robinah Nabbanja, the Minister of
State for Health (General Duties) and Serere Woman MP Helen Adoa, the new Minister
of State for Fisheries,among others.
Speaking to Uganda Radio
Network, the newly appointed Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi said that
he is very honored and privileged and that he is very glad to serve with
diligence, dedication and humility.
“It is an honor for one
to be bestowed with such an obligation, it is a big obligation, a national duty
but the fact that it is bestowed upon you means that the appointing authority
has faith in you and believes in you,” said Kafuuzi.
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Peter Ogwang, the Usuk
County MP said that his appointment as State Minister for Information,
Communication and Technology (ICT) is a new challenge since it is currently
dominated by several technologies and young people.
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Before speaking to URN,
Ogwang took to his Facebook page and expressed gratitude for the
appointment, pledging to move the country forward.
“Waking up to several
congratulatory messages. Thank you President Museveni for the vote of
confidence. Thank you for the opportunity to serve my country in yet another
capacity. I am ready for the task. Let’s fold the sleeves and get it rolling,”
Robinah Nabbanja, the
Kakumiro Woman MP said that her appointment as Minister of State for Health
(General) is a call for service.
She said that she will
put her feet down to ensure that government provides the necessary medical
equipment and medicine saying that these have been a challenge for some time. She
also noted that most district health centers operate with few medical personnel
and with little remuneration something that needs to be handled.
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Nabbanja downplays sentiments that her appointment is a reward for her role in the process of lifting the presidential age two years ago.
“If it was a reward, all
of us would be ministers. For me I know it is some sort of trust the President
has had in me, I started with a very humble background and whenever I am given
an opportunity to serve, I try to do my best and I promise I will try my best,”
Denis Hamson Obua, the Ajuri
County MP said that the appointment as Minister of State for Sports is a
calling, and adds that he intends to build on the foundation laid by his
predecessor Charles Bakabulindi to ensure that Uganda’s sports sector positively
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Helen Adoa, the Serere
Woman MP expressed joy saying that the appointment is great news
to the people of Serere. She says that even with no expertise in the fisheries industry, she rides on her leadership abilities to guarantee excellent service to Ugandans.
“I have ably served on the Health Committee where
we put up a fight against Hepatitis B. I have served on the Appointments
Committee and the Education Committee. But the new ministerial position is not
about me, I will be working with the technical officers,” said Adoa.
Adoa noted that she will
ensure that the fisheries sector gets rid of illegal fishing and other
activities on the lakes that are detrimental to the country.
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The newly appointed
ministers are to appear before Parliament's Appointments Committee chaired by
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for vetting before taking oath.