Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Basalirwa who was recently appointed deputy chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee-PAC of Parliament said that the only way they will be able to check government is accepting to put aside their misunderstandings as parties and work together.
Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah said that he had not officially received the list of those appointed asking the President to avail the list to his office so that vetting of the ministers can take place.
Articles 113 (2) and 114 (3) of the Constitution provide that the cabinet shall have a total number of 42 ministers (Cabinet and State) and that the president can only vary the number with the approval of parliament.
According to Ismail Mulindwa, the director Basic and secondary education, they have managed to coordinate as relevant ministries of education, transport ,health and police to ensure that they clear the increasing numbers of learners without discriminating the non students found among students before the set deadline.
“And the NRM is very strict on that. Even when mistakes occur, we follow them up. Like for instance during these elections which Bishop Ssemogerere talked about, there were mistakes. The Opposition made mistakes by being violent, by intimidating, attacking people because they are putting on yellow,” said Museveni.
Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi, the Rujumbura Member of Parliament has replaced Gen Ely Tumwine- who has been serving as Security Minister since 2018. For the position of Minister for General Duties in the Prime Minister’s Office, the former NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has replaced Mary Karoro Okurut.
I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below:
In a June 7 letter to Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli, the URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki, said that they had received instructions from the president to return the vehicle to the owner immediately.
Museveni who has just started the sixth term as the President of Uganda is expected to appoint his new Cabinet soon, for vetting by the Appointments Committee. Before the January 2021 general election, Museveni’s cabinet had a total of 79 Ministers, out of which 29 where Ministers while 50 were State Ministers.
According to Museveni, Christians need to be on guard against enemies of Uganda that he said resist development and transformation and push for sectarian interests based on religion and tribe. He said that this is the reason that government is preaching African Integration at all levels and all sectors especially trade and enhancement of all services across the African continent.
"I had surgery last evening and one of the bullets was removed. However, because of how the other bullet affected my arteries, it was not removed, and the doctors will advise on the way forward,” General Katumba posted on his Twitter account.
Prior to his appointment as a full cabinet minister, Gen. Katumba served as State Minister for Transport for two years. Under his docket lay the roads sector that covers the railway, taxis, buses and Boda-boda, water transport as well as the aviation and other related services.
The position of FDC to support NUP leadership debunks claims on different media platforms that have been indicating that FDC as a party is not planning to work with NUP during its term as the main opposition party.
Kadaga’s journey at the helm of the legislature came to an end on Monday when she was defeated by her former deputy Jacob Oulanyah. Oulanyah who was fronted by the NRM CEC polled 310 votes while Kadaga who chose to contest as an independent candidate polled 197 votes.
Breaking with protocol, President Museveni said a new government has not yet been appointed into place because they need parliament to sit and vet the appointees that is why he had to sign the agreements witnessed by the Speaker and Deputy Speaker. Former Ministers including Same Kutesa who was invited as MC, Gen. Katumba Wamala and former Attorney General William Byaruhanga were invited as guests.