Newly appointed Ministers Monday took oath of office at State House Entebbe in a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and overseen by President Yoweri Museveni.
However, Kyaka South lawmaker, Jackson Kafuuzi Karugaba, who had been appointed as Deputy Attorney General, missed out on swearing in ceremony after questions swirl around his qualification to the job.
Sources within the Parliament Appoints Committee revealed that Kafuuzi’s ministerial appointment was questioned for lack of the mandatory 7year experience for one to have practiced as an advocate before one is named to head the Attorney General Chambers.
It was revealed that Kafuuzi stopped renewing his practicing license as an advocate in 2016 when he was elected as MP. This oversight cost Kafuuzi his ministerial position, having been a step away from climbing higher on his political ladder having been named to replace Mwesigwa Rukutana, as deputy attorney general, who was named as State Minister for Labour.
Among the Ministers who took oath included; Judith Nabakooba-the Minister for ICT, Molly Kamukama, State Minister for Economic Monitoring, Raphael Magyezi-Minister for Local Government, Robinah Nabbanja-State Minister for General Duties Ministry Of Health, Beatrice Anywar- State Minister for Environment, Hellen Adoa-State Minister for Fisheries,Peter Ogwang-State Minister for ICT and National Guidance and Denis Hamson Obua- State Minister of Sports.
President Yoweri Museveni congratulated the new ministers and warned them against corruption.
“I call upon all ministers and public servants to desist from engaging in any form of corruption,” Museveni said.
He added: “Corruption by any government officials is a great betrayal to Ugandans who are desperately yearning for service delivery.
I implore the general public to embrace this fight and report the crooked officials with evidence, as opposed to rumours and we will take action.”