New Cabinet To Be Sworn In Today


help geneva; font-size: small;”>The President in August appointed new ministers and also filled up the vacant positions in his cabinet. geneva; font-size: small;”>The move will complete an end of a stalemate between the Executive and Legislature over the new cabinet appointees.

Parliament had refused to endorse MP Aidha Nantaba’s appointment as State Minister for Lands for questioning the competence of the Appointments Committee headed by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

However, the Committee early this week cleared the Kayunga Women MP’s appointment after penning an apology.

There has been talk in the corridors of power that Museveni had made it clear that the new cabinet would not be sworn in until Nantaba was cleared.

The President replaced Prof. Tarsis Kabwegyere who had initially been named Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Affairs with Hon John Nasasira.

Prof. Kabwegyere was named Minister of State General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister while Nasasira will head the Ministry of Gender.

Kabwegere’s appointment faced massive resistance from women activists who argued that he had in the past vehemently opposed the Domestic Relations Bill that was later split into the Marriage and Divorce Bill.

The new faces in cabinet who are due to be sworn in Tuesday include Frank Tumwebaze(Presidency), Richard Todwong (Minister without Portfolio in-charge of Political Mobilization), Nantaba Aidah (Lands), and Ernest Kiiza (Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs).

Others include Rosemary Najjemba (Minister of State for Urban Development), Sarah Kataike Ndoboli (Minister of State for Health) and Shem Bagaine (Minister of State for East African Affairs.)


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