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Ministerial Appointees on Oxygen, Misses Vetting

Two Ministerial appointees have missed out on the interaction with the appointments committee over poor health.
Ministers Ruth Nankabirwa, Chris Baryomunsi and Raphel Magyezi at Parliament for vetting. Photo by Olive Nakatudde
Two Ministerial appointees have missed out on the interaction with the appointments committee over poor health.

Sources who attended the meeting told Uganda Radio Network ( URN) that the two Ministers notified the committee that they were sick and requested to be re-scheduled.

According to sources, one of the Ministerial appointees is on oxygen while another has an eye problem, and could totally not see.

“We will have to meet again to look at the issue of the two appointees who could not make it here. One of them is unwell and on oxygen, while the other has an eye illness” the source said.

URN learnt that the possibility of interacting with the two on zoom had been mooted, but the committee was told that this was even impossible.

  Another source said that the committee noted with concern that on Wednesday they had interacted with the Minister of State for East African Affairs designate Magode Ikuya when he truly unwell.  Vetting of the Ministers ended today with a total of 78 MPs vetted with the two missing.

According to information obtained by URN, In the list, one is a state Minister of State while the other is a Cabinet Minister. 

 

Both were meant to be vetted on 14th June. The committee will sit another day to interact with the two.

There is an oxygen crisis at Mulago National Referral Hospital management with the hospital admitting that oxygen production is inadequate with the surge in the number of patients. Close to 200 people are in critical state following the COVID-19 virus infection and are on COVID-19.

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