New Cabinet Members Sworn-in at State House Entebbe
The newly appointed Cabinet members have today been sworn-in at a ceremony that took place at State House, Entebbe.
Those that took the oaths of allegiance, secrecy and commitment to serve the people of Uganda included the Vice-President, Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, 1st and 2nd Deputy Prime Ministers, Moses Ali and Kirunda Kivejinja respectively as well as Cabinet and State Ministers.
Delivering his remarks after the ceremonies, President Yoweri Museveni challenged the members of the new Cabinet to be committed taking Uganda to a middle class status. He reminded them that the outgone Cabinet nearly took the country to an economic middle class status.
‘’We must be aggressive to look for investments in order for this achievement to happen. This Cabinet should aim at maximizing political unity in the country and that’s why I appointed members of the opposition in this Cabinet. Go and sensitize those remaining behind,” he said
The President highlighted development target guidelines that would see the country achieve the desired targets such as total elimination of corruption and conflict of interest in areas of jurisdiction, unnecessary delays in decision making, continued working aggressively in areas of the economy, putting strict regulations especially with regard to destruction of wetlands, commercialization of agriculture through the Wealth Creation Programmes with a focus on addressing the remaining 68% of Ugandan families so that they are drawn into the money economy, among others.
‘’When we talk of investment, it should not only be in the agricultural sector but also in industry,’’ he said.
President Museveni informed members of the new Cabinet that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has already created a good foundation especially in the area of electricity generation, building roads, piped water and ICT backbone linked to the undersea, whereby all those development programmes are tailored to stimulating economic empowerment
The President congratulated the new Cabinet members and urged them to work totally in the service of the interest of all Ugandans.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Deputy Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma, Parliamentary Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanya, among other dignitaries, witnessed the ceremony.
President Museveni later hosted the Cabinet members and their families to a luncheon. ENDS