Former ICT and National Guidance minister Frank Tumwebaze has Tuesday hand over office to his successors Judith Nabakooba and Peter Ogwang.
This follows a Cabinet reshuffle by President Kaguta Museveni who appointed the former police spokeswoman full ICT minister and Ogwang as her junior State minister for ICT.
The handover ceremony took place at the ministry of ICT offices in Kampala.
Representatives of departments and agencies in the ministry of ICT attended the event including Uganda Media Centre Executive Director, Ofwono Opondo.
Also present is Vincent Bagiire, the Permanent Secretary – GoU, ICT Policy specialist, Social Entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow for life, Archbishop Tutu Fellow and Young Global Leader (WEF).
Bagiire said they have had the best support “we ever need from Tumwebaze” in implementing the roles of the Ministry and that staff can testify.
“From today until further notice, Tumwebaze will be a guest at the ministry,” he added.
Tumwebaze, in his hand over speech, said NITA and Uganda Communications Commission [UCC] have invested resources in connecting Uganda.
“Without broadband, any activity you would want done wouldn’t be executed,” he noted.
“Together with Uganda Media Centre, we communicated Cabinet decisions to the people of Uganda. Previously, these important decisions were secretive.”
He said they also established Government Citizen Interaction Centre [GCIC] as a link of the citizens to the government headed by Uwihanganye Aweil.
He welcomed the new ministers, to the “most inclusive sector.”