President Museveni has said he followed into Jesus Christ’s footsteps while picking his new cabinet.
“When I was compiling my cabinet list, I was operating underground alone. This is one area where I don’t need assistance. This is a fantastic and pleasant job,” he said Thursday at Kololo Independence Grounds.
This is one area where I don’t need assistance, Museveni said.
“This is a fantastic and pleasant job. I have to look at religion, region, tribe etc…In forming the Cabinet, I was adding, subtracting, dividing… You people are fantastic.”
“When you look at my cabinet list, know that I’m in the path of Jesus Christ. When Jesus started his movement, there were intellectuals like the Pharisees. But, Jesus went for the fishermen. So, when you see my [Cabinet] list, know that I am in the path of Jesus Christ,” he said.
Museveni said he had appointed capable members to his cabinet after personally following and observing them for a long time, allaying fears that most of them may not perform to the expectation of Ugandans.
According to the president, the newly appointed cabinet members are loyal, hardworking and not corrupt.
Like Christ went for the fishermen, and left out the Pharisees and Sadducees who represented Authority, Museveni also decided to go for “the Nabbanjas” leaving out the so many “good people” and intellectuals.
He appointed Rtd Maj Jessica Alupo, the former Education minister, as Vice President and outgoing junior Health State Minister for General Duties Robinah Nabbanja as the new prime minister to lead government business in Parliament.