Minister Kafuuzi upset for missing swearing in

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Hon Kafuuzi Jackson (Kyaka South County)

Jackson Kafuuzi, the designate Deputy Attorney General, was Monday left out as his colleagues took oath at State House Entebbe in the presence of President Museveni.

Speaking to NBS television, Kafuuzi said when appeared before the vetting committee, he knew that a Deputy Attorney General must have experienced advocate practice of seven years.

“My confirmation or non-confirmation still waits for the return of the Speaker of Parliament who is out of the country,” he noted.

“I have heard all kinds of rumours, but I do not want to point a finger because everyone is doing this under a legal process. In any case, I have not stepped on any one’s toes. I am a simple man who is eager to serve the nation.”

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Kafuuzi said he has not yet received any formal communication from the Appointments Committee telling him he does not have that position.

“I have all the legal requirements. Unless they have some other reason which I do not believe they do, they will review me.”

He added: “I am not frustrated by this. However, I am disappointed but there is a legal process that must take place. Let us wait for the Speaker’s return and see how the matter shall be handled.”

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.

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