President Museveni on Saturday evening shuffled his cabinet, dropping some ministers, retaining others whereas some have been elevated.
“In exercise of the powers vested in the President by Articles 99(1), 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has, in pursuance of the goals of the NRM and Ugandans in general, made minor changes to the Cabinet,” read in part the message announcing the changes.
The Nile Post, however, looks at the new faces in the new cabinet announced on Saturday evening.
The Woman MP for Kitgum once regarded as one of the most vocal critics of the president has for some time been regarded with suspicion in the opposition for always hobnobbing with President Museveni, despite insisting on being an FDC MP.
Anywar, a former Museveni critic who led protests against the giveaway of part of Mabira forest in 2008 for which she earned the moniker “Mama Mabira”, has lately become a key point person for the president.
A seasoned politician, Anywar denounced the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in the run up to the 2016 elections, briefly embraced Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward before finally gravitating towards Museveni and the NRM.
She has also served as vice-chairperson of the committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, a position she was seconded to by the NRM in 2016.
She has been named the new minister of state for Environment.
Born Judith Nalule Nabakooba, the 42-year-old served as Police spokesperson before leaving the force at the rank of Commissioner.
In 2016, Nabakooba joined parliament on the ruling NRM party ticket and has since then been loyal to the party and was among those vocal MPs in support of the lifting of the age limit.
The Mityana district Woman MP who recently served as the chairperson for the parliamentary committee on defence and internal affairs is now the new Minister for Information Communication and Technology.
When one talks about the age limit bill, the first thing that comes to mind is Raphael Magyezi for his role in ensuring the bill sees the light of the day.
The Igara County West MP was hated and loved in equal measures by the opposition and the ruling NRM legislators for moving the age limit removal motion on the floor of Parliament, a move that brought him to prominence.
The current chairperson of the committee on public service and local government has been rewarded by being appointed Minister for Local Government to replace Tom Butime who has been sent to another ministry.
To most Ugandans, her inclusion on the new list of ministers is a surprise but to those who are close to corridors of power, Kamukama’s time as the Principal Private Secretary to President Museveni was up a long time ago.
There have been negative reports on how she mismanaged her office as PPS and that these reports had reached Museveni’s desk.
Prior to being appointed as PPS, Kamukama served as a political assistant in the office of the NRM chairperson and now has been appointed as State Minister for Finance in charge of Economic Planning.
Others are Hamson Obua( State Minister for Sports), Kenneth Omona(Principal Private Secretary), Robbinah Nabbanja(State Minister for Health in charge of general duties), Hellen Adoa(State Minister for Fisheries).
THE FULL CABINET LIST
1. H.E. the Vice President ─ HON. KIWANUKA EDWARD SSEKANDI
2. Rt. Hon. Prime Minister ─ DR. RUHAKANA RUGUNDA
3. 1stDeputy Prime Minister & Deputy Leader of Gov’t Business in Parliament ─ GEN. MOSES ALI;
4. 2nd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Port-folio ─ HON. KIRUNDA KIVEJINJA
5. Minister of Education and Sports ─ HON. MUSEVENI JANET KATAAHA
6. Minister of the Presidency ─ HON. MBAYO ESTHER MBULAKUBUZA
7. Minister in Charge of General Duties/Office of Prime Minister ─ HON. BUSINGYE MARY KAROORO OKURUT
8. Minister of Disaster Preparedness & Refugees ─ HON. ONEK HILARY;
9. Government Chief Whip ─ HON. NANKABIRWA SENTAMU RUTH
10. Minister of East African Affairs ─ MAJ. GEN.KAHINDA OTAFIIRE;
11. Minister of Security ─ HON.GEN. ELLY TUMWINE
12. Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs ─ HON. MWESIGE ADOLF
13. Minister of Foreign Affairs ─ HON. KUTESA KAHAMBA SAM
14. Minister of Internal Affairs ─ GEN. JEJE ODONGO
15. Minister of Trade, Industry& Cooperatives ─ HON. KYAMBADDE AMELIA ANNE
16. Minister of Finance and Economic Planning ─ HON. KASAIJA MATIA;
17. Minister of Energy and Minerals ─ HON. KITUTU MARY;
18. Minister of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities ─ HON. BUTIME TOM;
19. Minister of Local Government ─ HON. RAFAEL MAGYEZI
20. Minister of Works and Transport ─ GEN. KATUMBA WAMALA
21. Minister of Lands, Housing & Urban Development ─ HON. KAMYA BETTY
22. Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs ─ HON. AMONGI BETTY;
23. Minister of Health ─ DR. ACENG JANE
24. Minister of Public Service ─ HON. MURULI MUKASA
25. Minister of Justice & Constitutional Affairs ─ HON. KAMUNTU EPHRAIM
26. Attorney General ─ MR. BYARUHANGA WILLIAM (ADVOCATE)
27. Minister of Water & Environment ─ HON. CHEPTORIS SAM
28. Minister for Karamoja Affairs ─ HON. BYABAGAMBI JOHN
29. Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation ─ DR. TUMWESIGYE ELIODA
30. Minister of Gender, Labour & Social Affairs ─ HON. TUMWEBAZE FRANK
31. Minister of Information, ICT &Communications ─ HON. NABAKOOBA JUDITH
32. Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries ─ HON. SSEMPIJJA VINCENT BAMULANGAKI.
MINISTERS OF STATE
Office of the President:
1. Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity ─ HON. LOKODO SIMON
2. Minister of State for Economic Monitoring ─ MRS. KAMUKAMA NAWE MOLLY
Office of the Vice President
3. Minister of State Vice President’s Office ─ HON. KASIRIVU BALTAZAH ATWOKI;
Office of the Prime Minister
4. Minister of State for Relief and Disaster Preparedness ─ HON. ECWERU MUSA FRANCIS
5. Minister of State for Karamoja ─ HON. KIZIGE MOSES
6. Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs ─ HON. KIIZA ERNEST
7. Minister of State for Luwero Triangle-Rwenzori ─ HON. GALABUZI DENNIS SSOZI;
8. Minister of State for Northern Uganda ─ HON. KWIYUUCWINY GRACE
9. Minister of State for Teso Affairs ─ HON. AKIROR AGNES
Ministry of Educationand Sports
10. Minister of State for Higher Education ─ DR. MUYINGO JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
11. Minister of State for Primary Education, ─ HON. NANSUBUGA ROSEMARY SENINDE
12. Minister of State for Sports ─ HON. OBUA DENIS HAMSON
Ministry of East African Affairs
13. Minister of State for East African Affairs ─ HON. MAGANDA JULIUS WANDERA
Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs
14. Minister of State for Defence ─ COL. ENGOLA OKELLO;
15. Minister of State for Veteran Affairs ─ HON. KIBAZANGA CHRISTOPHER
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
16. Minister of State for International Affairs ─ HON. ORYEM OKELLO
17. Minister of State for Regional Affairs ─ DR. MATEKE PHELEMON
Ministry of Internal Affairs
18. Minister of State for Internal Affairs ─ HON. OBIGA KANIA;
Ministry of Trade and Industry and Cooperatives
19. Minister of State for Trade ─ HON. KAFABUSA WERIKHE MICHEAL
20. Minister of State for Cooperatives ─ HON. GUME FREDRICK NGOBI
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development
21. Minister of State for Finance ─ HON. AJEDRA GABRIEL GADISON
22. Minister of State for Planning ─ HON. BAHATI DAVID;
23. Minister of State for Privatization and Investment ─ HON. ANITE EVELYN
24. Minister of State for Micro- Finance ─ HON. KYEYUNE HARUNA KASOLO
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
25. Minister of State for Minerals ─ HON. ACHIENG SARAH OPENDI
26. Minister of State for Energy ─ HON. D’UJANGA SIMON
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities
27. Minister of State for Tourism ─ HON. KIWANDA GODFREY
Ministry of Local Government
28. Minister of State for Local Government ─ HON. NAMUYANGU JENNIFFER
Ministry of Works and Transport
29. Minister of State for Works ─ HON. LOKERIS AIMAT PETER
30. Minister of State for Transport ─ MRS. KABATSI JOY
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
31. Minister of State for Urban Development ─ HON. MUSUMBA ISAAC
32. Minister of State for Lands ─ HON. NAMUGANZA PERSIS
33. Minister of State for Housing ─ DR. BARYOMUNSI CHRIS
Ministry of Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs
34. Kampala Capital City Authority ─ HON. NAMUGWANYA BENNA
Ministry of Health
35. Minister of State for Health (General) ─ HON. NABBANJA ROBINAH
36. Minister of State for Primary Health Care KADUCU ─ DR. MORIKU JOYCE
Ministry of Public Service
37. Minister of State for Public Service ─ HON. KARUBANGA DAVID
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
38. Deputy Attorney General ─ MR. KAFUUZI JACKSON
Ministry of Water and Environment:
39. Minister of State for Water ─ HON. KIBUULE RONALD
40. Minister of State for Environment ─ HON. ANYWAR BEATRICE ATIM
Ministry of ICT
41. Minister of State for ICT and Communications ─ HON. OGWANG PETER;
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
42. Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs ─ MRS. NAKIWALA FLORENCE KIYINGI
43. Minister of State for Gender and Culture ─ MS. MUTUUZO PEACE
44. Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations ─ HON. MWESIGWA RUKUTANA
45. Minister of State for the Elderly and Disability-
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
46. Minister of State for Agriculture ─ HON. BAGIIRE AGGREY
47. Minister of State for Animal and Veterinary Affairs ─ HON. RWAMIRAMA BRIGHT
48. Minister of State for Fisheries ─ MS. ADOA HELLEN.
SENIOR PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS:
1. HON. MUKWAYA JANAT
2. HAJJI NADDULI ABDUL
3. HON. MULONI IRENE
4. HON. NTEGE AZUBA
5. HON. ONZIMA ALEX
PRINCIPAL PRIVATE SECRETARY
DR. OMONA KENNETH
SIGNED this …………………..day of ………, in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA