President Museveni has Monday sworn in eight newly appointed ministers at State House Entebbe.
The eight include; Raphael Magyezi, the Igara East MP who was appointed Minister of Local Government, Judith Nabakooba, the Mityana Woman MP and former Police Spokesperson who was appointed Minister for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and Molly Kamukama, the Minister of State for Economic Monitoring.
Others are; Denis Hamson Obua, the Minister of State for Sports, Robinah Nabbanja, the incoming Minister of Health for General Duties, incoming State Minister for ICT and communication Peter Ogwang, State Minister for Environment Beatrice Anywar and Minister for State for Fisheries Helen Adoa.
Molly Nawe Kamukama who was a State House Principal Private Secretary [PPS] thanked the President for his renewed trust and confidence in her abilities to serve the country.
“I promise to continue working with integrity, creativity, and enthusiasm towards realising NRM’s transformation agenda,” she said.
She added: “I look forward to examining the 5 pillars of our economy, identifying opportunities and making recommendations to the President on how challenges can be rectified.”
Kafuuzi left out
Uganda Radio Network [URN] reported that Nabbanja was cleared despite earlier reports that she had been turned down by the appointments committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
The Committee had allegedly pointed out inconsistencies in her academic documents.
Meanwhile, only Jackson Kafuuzi, the designate Deputy Attorney General has been left out as the appointees take up their new offices.
Kafuuzi had been appointed Deputy Attorney General to take on a position hitherto occupied by Mwesigwa Rukutana.
However, the Kyaka South MP was ejected by the appointment committee of Parliament on condition that he does not have the relevant experience for the appointment.
According to the Ugandan Constitution, a person shall not be qualified to be appointed Deputy Attorney General unless he or she is qualified to practice as an advocate of the High Court and has practised or gained the necessary experience for not less than seven years.
But Kafuuzi failed to prove to the vetting committee that he has seven years of experience as an advocate of the High Court.
Kafuuzi last renewed his practising certificate as an advocate for the High court in 2015.
Kafuuzi graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University in 2002 and obtained Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in 2003.
From that time, he has been in service as a Legal Officer and later as an Advocate at Rwakafuuzi & Co. Advocates, until 2016 when he joined parliament.
Additional reporting by URN