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‘Going Forward, Our Focus Will Be on Five Key Factors’’, Says Museveni As He Congratulates Ministers.

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President Museveni on Monday 21st/06/2021 tasked his new Cabinet to focus on five factors in this new team which will push Uganda into the middle-income status as he congratulated those who took oath.

While addressing ministers who took the oath at Kololo Independent Grounds, President Museveni who is their appointee tasked his cabinet to focus on the five key factors to the citizens in this five year team.

‘‘I congratulate all the ministers who took the oath and have started work. Going forward, our focus will be on five key factors: ensure cohesion, fight corruption, and promote the integration of the East African Community, Patriotism, and efficient service delivery to our people.’’ He said

“This Cabinet should decisively push Uganda into the middle-income status,” Mr Museveni said, adding: “We are going to smash the corrupt.”

The President also defended the appointment of the former Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, as the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Affairs, saying she will lead the push for regional integration.

Ms Kadaga will be assisted by Mr Magode Ikuya, the State Minister of East Affairs.

A total of 65 ministers took oath in a ceremony presided over by the deputy head of Public Service, Ms Deborah Katuramu.
The Vice President, Maj (Rtd) Jessica Alupo, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, and the Education minister, Ms Janet Museveni, were among those who took oath.

Others were Maj Gen (Rtd) Jim Muhwezi, the Security minister, while the former Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, was sworn in as the State Minister for Internal Affairs.

However, some ministers missed out the event having failed to comply with guidelines from the state house about the deadly covid-19 pandemic which took the all country into the second lockdown phase.

According to these guidelines, attendees were supposed to test and present negative Covid-19 results before attending the event.

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Those who missed the swearing-in ceremony are; Rebecca Kadaga,the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Affairs; Babirye Milly Babalanda, the Minister for Presidency; Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the Attorney-General; the minister of Public Service, Muruli Mukasa; Foreign Affairs State Minister in Charge of Regional Affairs, John Mulimba; the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness & Refugees, Hilary Onek; Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and Dr. Monica Musenero the Minister in the Office of the President.

Others were: Evelyn Anite, the Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Privatization and Investment); the Minister of State for Health (Primary Health Care) Margaret Muhanga; the Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs (Veteran Affairs)Huda Olaro; Fred Kyakulaga, the minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Agriculture); Henry Okello Oryem, the minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs) and Victoria Rusoke, the Minister of State for Local Government.

Some of the ministers could not attend because they are in self-isolation after getting into contact with Covid-19 positive people.

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