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Kabogoza-Musoke Winnie appointed new Public Service Commission Boss

Mr. Museveni also appointed Francis Oryang Lagony as the Deputy Chairperson and seven other members on the of the Public Service Commission board

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KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Museveni has appointed Ms. Kabogoza-Musoke Winnie Agnes as the new chairperson of Uganda’s Public Service Commission replacing Justice Ralph William Ochan at the helm.

Museveni also appointed Francis Oryang Lagony as the Deputy Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, as well as Grace Tubwita, Hajjat Kamulegeya Jamillah, Mugisa Michael, Beingna Mukibi, Titus Kisambira Mutanda, Olaunah Emmanuel Ourum and Adah Kabarokole Muwanga appointed members of on the committee.

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The appointments were confirmed by President in a June 6th letter addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Anita Among.

“By virtue of the powers given to the President by Article 165 (2) of the constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint the following persons to the Public Service Commission and therefore forward their names and curriculum vitae to you for Parliamentary approval,” Museveni’s letter reads in part.

The letter was copied to the Vice President Rtd Major Jessica Alupo, the Prime Minister Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja and the Minister for Public Service Hon Muruli Mukasa.

The above has also been confirmed Museveni’s Deputy Press Secretary Faruk Kirunda in a Monday afternoon tweet.

“Please, note that the letter circulating on the President appointing the leadership and membership of the Public Service Commission (PSC) is authentic. Therefore, the appointees should await Parliamentary approval,” Kirunda tweeted.

The Public Service Commission is established under the provisions of  Article 165(1) of the 1995 Constitution. In fulfillment of its functions under Article 166,  the Commission is required to make a report to Parliament in respect of each year’s performance of its functions.

Article 166 (2) provides for the functions of the Public Service Commission which are to:-

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  1. Advise the President in the performance of his/her functions under Article 172 of the Constitution.
  2. Appoint, confirm in appointments, promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding office of the Public Service under Article 172 of the Constitution.(
  3. Appoint, Permanent Secretaries under Article 174 (2).
  4. Appoint Clerk to Parliament under Article 87
  5. Appoint Secretary to Cabinet under Article 111(3)
  6. Appoint Director of Public Prosecutions under Article 120(1)
  7. Appoint Secretary and other staff of the Uganda Human Rights Commission under Article 57 of the Constitution.
  8. Appoint Secretary and other staff of the Electoral Commission under Article 65 of the Constitution.
  9. Review Terms and Conditions of Service, Standing Orders, qualifications of Public Officers, matters connected with Personnel Management and development of the Public Service and make recommendations on them to government.
  10. Guiding and coordinating the work of the District Service Commission under Article 166 (1) of the Constitution.
  11. Hear and determine grievances from persons appointed by the District Service Commissions.
  12. Approve and appoint the Chairpersons and Members of District Service Commissions under Article 198 (2) of the Constitution.
  13. Appoint, confirm and exercise disciplinary control over Chief Administrative Officers and Deputy Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks of a City and Municipalities under Article 188 and 200 of the Constitution.  (Amendment Act 2005)


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