KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is reportedly planning to knife over seven ministers in a looming cabinet reshuffle, just less than two years into the five-year term.
DailyExpress has exclusively learnt that on top of the list who may be impacted by the next reorganization is state ministers Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitsi (Youth and Children Affairs), Alice Kaboyo (Luweero Triangle), and Harriet Ntabazi (Trade).
Others on the list include the Second Deputy Prime Minister; Gen. (Rtd) Moses Ali, Minister Betty Ongom Amongi (Gender, Labour and Social Development), Hon Francis Mwebesa (Trade, Industry and Cooperatives), and Eng. Hilary Obolaker Onek (Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees).
According to information obtained by this website, Hon Mateke who is the elected woman representative for Kisoro District has reportedly failed to fill her father’s shoes Mr Philemon Mateke.
Whereas for Hon Ntabazi, the problems with rice trade are believed to be the reason why he faces the knife after he has allegedly failed to address the crisis, causing government losses.
Sources familiar with the appointment and demoting authority also reveal that for Gen Moses Ali, his ageing status and poor health could be why Mr Museveni is considering to retire him, while for Betty Amongi, the recent struggles with the NSSF may be a factor for her to be reshuffled.
The source further reveals that whereas some government officials may be dropped, some will reportedly be transferred to new dockets in the changes to be announced in an unspecified period of time.
DailyExpress couldn’t verify this information by press time as no official statement had been released publicly from government sources.