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Museveni appoints Ex-Minister Lokodo new commissioner at UHRC

Former Ethics minister Simon Lokodo has been appointed commissioner at UHRC (Photo/Courtesy)

PARLIAMENT, UGANDA: President Museveni has named former minister for Ethics Fr. Simon Lokodo as one of the newly appointed commissioners at Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC).

Lokodo’s appointment comes as a sigh of relief after he was in June dropped when the President released the new list of his cabinet ministers.

The new list of appointees also includes Crispin Kaheru, a former coordinator of the suspended Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), Former Kampala Woman MP, Mrs. Shifra Lukwago, and Ms. Jackie Atuheire.

These, together with the newly appointed UHRC chairperson, Ms. Mariam Wangadya will appear before the Parliamentary Appointments Committee for vetting on Wednesday (tomorrow).

“The Appointments Committee is scheduled to interact with these presidential nominees on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 10 am in the conference hall, parliament house,” a notice by the new clerk to parliament, Adolf Mwesigwa dated August 23, 2021, reads in part.

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Established under the 1995 Constitution, the Uganda Human Rights Commission is a government body mandated to monitor and advance human rights in the country.

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Several positions of commissioners have for many years been vacant and the new appointments come at the right time.

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