Parliament’s Appointments Committee has deferred the approval of new ministers.
According to reports, Robinah Nabbanja, the designate Minister of State for Health and Jackson Kafuuzi-the designate Deputy Attorney General had their approval deferred to allow further consultations on their qualifications.
As Rule 155(1) of the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure stipulates, the Committee on Appointments is responsible for approving on behalf of Parliament, the appointment of persons nominated by the President under the Constitution or any other appointment required to be approved by Parliament under any law.
The Speaker of Parliament Chairs the Committee and receives the list of names nominated for appointment on behalf of the Committee. A name is considered approved provided the votes cast in favour of that candidate constitute a simple majority of the Committee Members present.
Parliament on Friday vetted the nine new cabinet ministers appointed by President Museveni during a December 14th cabinet reshuffle. The new ministers who presented their credentials to Parliament’s appointments committee, expressed their capability and willingness to take on their new responsibilities.