The Uganda People’s Congress strongwoman Betty Amongi who was named Minister for Lands on Tuesday has said President Yoweri Museveni is a great force to reckon with as far as the development of Uganda is concerned.
Amongi is the wife of UPC President Jimmy Akena, sick http://catrinmacdonnell.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-users.php who is also the son of the party’s founding father Apollo Milton Obote.
In a phone interview with ChimpReports on Wednesday morning, Amongi said she was happy with the appointment and ready to do her best for the nation.
“I have welcomed the appointment with both hands and ready to give this nation the best service,” Amongi said.
According to Amongi, who is also the Oyam South Member of Parliament, serving the nation is not tied to religion, tribe or political affiliations but the sense of conviction to make sure the country and its people’s lives are elevated.
The outgoing UPC’s Whip in Parliament replaces Daudi Migereko as the Lands Minister. The same office was previously held by former UPC strong man Daniel Omara Atubo in the 8th Parliament.
Amongi stressed that the mentality of isolating Museveni is old fashion politics and anyone mindful of development should instead work with him.
“Museveni has done a lot of things in the last 30 years and we cannot exclude or isolate him if we want more development. The mindset of isolation is not good for development now and consensus is the best as we move Uganda forward,” she added.
Three opposition members were appointed ministers by the president and they are Amongi, Uganda Federal Alliance President Betty Olive Kamya given KCCA and DP National Executive Committee member Nakiwala Kiyingi.