Former Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi told Uganda Radio Network in an Interview that the cost of public administration is becoming unmanageable as the number of ministers goes surges beyond the constitutional provision.
Bunyoro residents say that the decision was unfair to Bunyoro considering that the region overwhelmingly voted for president Museveni in the February 18 general election. President Museveni scored 72 percent of the vote in Bunyoro Sub-region, ranking second best after Karamoja.
The Aruu county MP, Odonga Otto described Ssekandi as a very simple and humble Ugandan who is fit for the job of vice president. He humorously thanked the opposition Democratic Party DP for grooming such a humble person.
Youth representatives in Parliament have tasked the incoming Minister of State for Youth and children Affairs, Evelyn Anite to serve the interests of all youths in the country, regardless of their party affiliation. President Yoweri Museveni recently reshuffled the Cabinet; appointing Anite to the position, in what political pundits believe is a reward for her role in spearheading the sole candidacy of Museveni in the forthcoming 2016 general elections.
According to constitutional lawyer, Peter Walubiri, the recent reshuffle was done without due consideration of the principles of the Constitution, which mandates that the cabinet is inclusive of ethnic, religious, ideological, political and cultural diversity.
Out of the 30 senior ministerial positions, 20 are individuals from the Western region, followed by the Central region with five senior ministers. The Eastern region follows suit with 3 ministers while Northern has only two.
In-coming Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has dismissed talk of a rift between President Yoweri Museveni and Amama Mbabazi, who was dropped from cabinet on Friday. In a mini-cabinet reshuffle on Friday morning, President Museveni appointed Dr Rugunda Prime Minister with immediate effect.
In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Monday evening, the Okwir explained that the Omukama suspended the new cabinet to do more consultation. He says the king later realized that the new cabinet lacked balance in terms of districts and religion, which are vital factors.
The elevation of General Edward Katumba Wamala from commander of the land forces to Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) in last night\'s cabinet and army reshuffle by President Yoweri Museveni has been met with less than satisfaction by leading opposition Members of Parliament from the central region.
The leaders say government has been promoting programs and creating special ministries in other regions like Northern Uganda, Luweero, Teso, Karamoja and Bunyoro, while Busoga region languishes in poverty.
Politicians in Busoga have expressed mixed feelings about the new cabinet. President Museveni unveiled a largely unchanged cabinet on Wednesday bringing back former ministers Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, John Nasasira, Sam Kutesa, and Mwesigwa Rukutana, and also bringing on board new and young faces.