Dropped UPC Ministerial Nominee to be Appointed Ambassador

Ruth Acheng

UPC’s ministerial nominee Ruth Acheng who was dropped by President Yoweri Museveni will be appointed Ambassador.

ChimpReports has exclusively learnt that the president has made a decision to post Ruth Acheng to one of the South American countries that Uganda is concluding the opening of either an Honorary Consulate or an embassy.

Acheng was appointed State Minister for Fisheries only for the nomination to be withdrawn following immense pressure on Museveni from the National Resistance Movement leaders from Lango sub-region.

The leaders who camped at State House for two days argued that the opposition UPC had eaten the better part of the Cabinet opportunities for the NRM members from the region.

We understand the same Lango leaders requested the President to look for “something else” for Acheng.

According to sources at State House, buy Acheng who is also the former Member of Parliament for Kole district is now set for the position of Ambassador.

“Museveni had decided to reward Acheng and not all is lost for her. She is going for a diplomatic mission, this web ” the source, nurse who asked not to be named as she is not authorised to speak to the media, said.

Acheng worked closely with President Museveni in the North and Eastern Uganda during the presidential campaigns late last year.

She lost her parliamentary seat to NRM’s Judith Alyek.

The NRM Secretariat officials say Acheng was not offered any logistics but committed her own resources in campaigning for Museveni.

The UPC had already made a silent agreement with the NRM for presidency. ChimpReports broke story of the deal on 1st November 2015.



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