Ramathan Ggoobi replaces Muhakanizi as Museveni transfers Permanent Secretaries


President Museveni has made several changes among Permanent Secretaries in which he appointed economist Ramathan Ggoobi as the new accounting officer for the Ministry of Finance.

“By virtue of the Powers given to the President by Article 174 (2) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint the following as Permanent Secretaries,” Museveni said.

In the transfers announced on Thursday evening, Keith Muhakanizi has now been sent to Keith Muhakanizi the Office of the Prime Minister whereas State House Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe has been appointed as the new Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet and Deborah Katuramu has been appointed as her deputy.

The changes have also seen Jane Barekye appointed the new State House Comptroller whereas Alex Kakooza who has been in the Ministry of Education is now the Principal Private Secretary to the Vice President.

Maj Gen Kasura who was the Director of the National Leadership Institute(NALI) Kyankwanzi is the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture whereas Kate Lamaro has been sent to the Ministry of Education and Sports.

  Here is the full list of transfers

1.Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet -           Lucy Nakyobe

2.Deputy Head of Public Service And Secretary to Cabinet-  Deborah Katuramu


  1. State House Comptroller -           Jane Barekye


  1. Principal Private Secretar  to the President-   Kenneth Omona


  1. Principal Private Secretary to H.E. the Vice President- Alex Kakooza

  1. Office of the Prime Minister     -           Keith Muhakanizi
  2. Office of the President              -           Yunus Kakande
  3.         Ministry of Agriculture, Animal  Industry and Fisheries -      Maj Gen David Kasura


  1. Ministry of Defence and            -         Rosette Byengoma

Veteran Affairs


  1. Ministry of Education and -       Kate Lamaro




  1. Ministry of Energy and -       Batebe Irene

Mineral Development

  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs -           Vincent Bagiire


  1. Ministry of Finance, Planning            -           Dr. Ramathan Ngobi

And Economic Development


  1. Ministry of Gender, Labour and -         Aggrey Kibenge

Social Development


  1. Ministry of Health                              -           Dr. Diana Atwiine
  2. Ministry of Internal Affairs                -   Joseph Musanyufu (Lt.


  1. Ministry of Information,

Communication, Technology     -       Dr. Amina Zawedde

National Guidance


  1. Ministry of Justice and              -      Robert Kasande

Constitutional Affairs


  1. Ministry of Lands, Housing       -      Dorcas Okalany

and Urban Development


  1. Ministry of Local Government  -           Benjamin Kumumanya

21   Ministry of Trade, Industry and-       Geraldine Ssali



  1. Ministry of Public Service                      -          Catherine Bitarakwaate


  1. Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife     -      Doreen Katusiime

and Antiquities

  1. Ministry of Water and               -      Alfred Okidi



  1. Ministry of Works and              -           Bageya Waiswa



  1. Secretary to the Judiciary        -            Pius Bigirimana
  2. Health Service Commission      -           Mary T. Wenene
  3. Public Service Commission        -           Dr. Godfrey Mbabazi
  4. Judicial Service Commission      -           Dr.  Nassali Lukwago
  5. Ministry of Science, Technology

And innovation                                      -           Abolished and retired


  1. Ministry of East African

Community Affairs                                 -           Edith Mwanje


  1. Ethics and Integrity                                -           Alex O. Okello
  2. Clerk to Parliament                                -           Hon. Adolf Mwesige

34   Inspectorate of Government     -           Kafeero Rose

35   Education Service Commission -           Dr. Asuman Lukwago



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