Church of Uganda Archbishop, Rt. Rev Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has appointed Energy Minister Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa as the church representative in the Ugandan Cabinet.
Dr. Kaziimba in a letter of appointment dated August 11, said the Church has trust in her work and and contribution in all matters and business of the Church
“I do hope that you will accept this appointment to enable us to do the work of God in Church of Uganda and with the Government of Uganda in general,” reads in part the letter signed by Dr. Kazimba.
Ruth Nankabirwa has previously served as a member of parliament for Kiboga district in 1996 before losing her seat in the 2021 general elections.
She previously worked in the prime minister’s office between 1998 and 2001, before being appointed Minister of Defence, a position she held until 2009 when she took on the government’s microfinance portfolio.
She was handed the fisheries portfolio in 2011 and appointed government chief whip in 2015 until this year when President Museveni appointed her Minister for Energy and Minerals Development.
Nankabirwa is a stalwart supporter of Museveni and campaigned successfully to change Uganda’s constitution, which previously barred anyone above the age of 75 from running for president.