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Kafuuzi Calls for Legislation to Address Gap After Expiry of Ministers Tenure

The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi Karugaba has said Ministers can only continue with their work if President Museveni issues a special instrument allowing them to work.
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Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi Karugaba has said ministers can only continue working if President Museveni issues a special instrument allowing them to carry out state duties.

The term of ministers, the Vice President, the Prime Minister among others expired on Tuesday ahead of President Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.

Parliament also concluded its five-year term and the sessions have been adjourned pending dissolution on 18th May.

Kafuuzi says that ministers can access their offices but not sign official documents, because they can be challenged legally.

He however says that it is only the President who can issue a special instrument allowing them to work until he appoints a new cabinet.

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He says that what is happening was not envisaged but it needs to be clear and specific that when the President is sworn in, he should be able to appoint cabinet within a specific period.   

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He says what remains now is the office of the Attorney General which is a constitutional office and the Minister of Finance, who is the President. 

 

President Museveni was sworn in on Wednesday at Kololo Independent Grounds for his sixth term. 

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