Through his Twitter handle yesterday 15th July 2021, President Museveni announced some changes to the public service with some surprise names being appointed.
Among these was former Minister Beti Olive Namisango Kamya who was named the new Inspector General of Government.
Kamya replaces Irene Lydia Mugambe Ssali who was appointed to the same position in 2019 replacing Irene Mulyagonja.
Kamya earlier served as the minister of Kampala capital city authority before being named as the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
She participated in the NRM primaries in 2020 and won the party ticket but was floored in the parliamentary elections for Lubaga South by NUP’s Abubaker Kawalya.
Beti Kamya will be deputized by Ann Muhairwe as the deputy IGG.
“By the Powers given to me under Article 223(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint:
- Inspector General of Government – Beti Namisango Kamya
- Deputy Inspector of Government – Anne Muhairwe
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of Uganda.” The President tweeted.
Some of the other notable appointments included renowned economist and MUBS lecturer Ramathan Ggoobi being appointed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.
He replaced Keith Muhakanizi who was transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister.
Ggoobi is remembered for criticising the government for it’s awful and disastrous policies in the economy especially dealing with the COVID 19 pandemic.
The president also appointed Ms Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye as the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet.
“By virtue of the Powers given to me under Article 174 (2) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint Ms. Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye as theHead of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet. I also appoint Ms. Jane Barekye as the State House Comptroller.” The President added.
Mr Museveni also appointed Ms Mariam Wangadya as Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission.