President Museveni has congratulated the new ministers that have taken oath of office today at State House Entebbe.
He called upon all ministers and public servants to desist from engaging in any form of corruption.
He said corruption by any government officials is a great betrayal to Ugandans who are desperately yearning for service delivery.
“I implore the general public to embrace this fight and report the crooked officials with evidence, as opposed to rumours and we will take action,” Museveni said.
Last year, the president held an anti-corruption walk in Kampala to condemn and warn against the vice.
Museveni said in the coming days, when he addresses the National Conference, he will provide the audit of the Twenty-three (23) guidelines that he put forward at the start of this term in office (Kisanja).
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.
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.
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.