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LIST: The new faces appointed and bigwigs kicked out of Museveni’s new cabinet

L-R: New Minister in President Museveni's Recent Cabinet Reshuffle; Mr Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi, Phionah Nyamutoro, Dr Kenneth Omona, Gen Wilson Mbadi, Florence Wamala Nambozo, and Lillian Aber (Photo/DailyExpress)

Kampala, (UG): President Museveni Thursday announced a ‘mini cabinet reshuffle’ dropping five ministers including two Cabinet Ministers and three State Ministers mostly those involved in the popular Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

The highlight of the ministerial appointments was renowned businessman and events promoter Dr Balaam Barugahara, a sworn member of the NRM party, and chief mobilizer of First Son’s Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s Patriotic League of Uganda whom the President named as new State Minister for Youth and Children.

Additionally, Hon Lilian Aber, another loyalist of the First Son and PLU vocalist was also named State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees in the office of the Prime Minister.

The President also transferred his Principal Private Secretary (PPS) Mr Kenneth Omona Olusegun to Minister of State for Northern Uganda Affairs, a position previously held by Ms Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, now appointed Senior Presidential Advisor.

Another new face in the cabinet is National Youth MP, Ms Phiona Nyamutoro who ‘secured the bag’ with a ministerial appointment as State Minister for Emergy (in charge of minerals), a position formerly held by Simon Peter Lokeris who has now been named full Cabinet Minister for Karamoja Affairs, replacing Dr Mary Groetti Kitutu.

Lilian Aber, New Minister of State for Refugee

Meanwhile, Sironko Woman MP, Hon Florence Nambozo Wamala is also in the things, taking on Agnes Nandutu’s position as State Minister for Karamoja.

President Museveni also elevated West Budama County MP, Jacob Oboth Oboth from being State Minister for Defence to full Cabinet Minister.

Oboth replaces Mr Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempija, who was dropped from the cabinet and named Presidential Advisor instead.

Hon Florence Nambozo Wamala, new Minister of State for For Karamoja Affairs

Meanwhile, Hon Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitsi, whose position as Youth Minister was assigned to Balaam, has since been moved to the Defence Ministry to deputize Oboth as junior defence minister.

Additionally, President Museveni also appointed Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi who has been serving as the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) as Minister of State for Trade, replacing Hon Harriet Ntabaazi, who has been dropped and instead given the Presidential Advisor role.

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Former CDF, Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, is now Minister of State for rade

Get the full list of 2024 Uganda Cabinet Reshuffle here

“I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the authority given to the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1), and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, that here below I publish a slightly amended list of the cabinet of Uganda,” President Museveni said on Thursday evening as he unveiled the list of changes in the cabinet reshuffle.

New Ministers

  • Lillian Aber, Minister Of State For Relief, Disaster Preparedness And Refugees 
  • Dr Kenneth Omona, Minister Of State Northern Uganda
  • Florence Wamala Nambozo, Minister Of State Karamoja
  • Phionah Nyamutoro, State For Mineral Development 
  • Balaam Barugahara, Minister Of State For Youth And Children Affairs
  • Gen Wilson Mbadi, State Minister For Trade

Museveni’s New Cabinet 2024

Full Cabinet Ministers

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  1. Maj ( Rtd) Jessica Alupo    H.E. the Vice president
  2. Robinah Nabbanja;    Rt. Hon Prime Minister And Leader of Government Business in Parliament
  3. Rebecca Kadaga;     1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs
  4. Gen. Moses Ali;    2nd Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy leader of Government Business in Parliament
  5. Lukia Nakadama;    3rd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Portfolio
  6. Museveni Janet Kataaha;    Minister of Education and Sports
  7. Mariam Dhoka Babalanda;    Minister, office of the President (Presidency)
  8. Jim Muhwezi Katuugugu;    Minister, Office of the President (Security)
  9. Musenero Monica;    Minister, Office of the President Charge of Science, Technology and Innovation
  10. Hajati Minsa Kabanda;    Minister for Kampala Capital  and Metropolitan Affairs
  11. Kasule Lumumba;    Minister, office of the Prime Minister (General duties)
  12. Obua Denis Hamson;    Government Chief Whip
  13. Hilary Onek    Minister, OPM (Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees)
  14. Peter Lokeris;    Minister for Karamoja Affairs
  15. Frank Tumwebaze;    Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  16. Nobert Mao;    Minister of Constitutional Affairs
  17. Kiryowa Kiwanuka;    Attorney General
  18. Oboth Markson Jacob;    Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs
  19. Ruth  Nankabirwa;    Minister of Energy and Minerals Development
  20. Matia Kasaija;    Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
  21. Jeje Odongo Abubakar;    Minister of Foreign Affairs
  22. Betty Amongi;    Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development
  23. Jane Aceng;    Minister of Health
  24. Chris Baryomunsi;    Minister of ICT  and National Guidance
  25. Kahinda Otafiire;    Minister of Internal Affairs
  26. Judith Nabakooba;    Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
  27. Raphael Magyezi;    Minister of Local Government
  28. Muruuli Mukasa;    Minister of Public service
  29. Tom Butime;    Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities
  30. Francis Mwebesa    Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
  31. Cheptoris Sam Mangusho;    Minister of Water and Environment
  32. Edward Katumba Wamala;    Minister of Works and Transport

Ministers of State

  1. Fred Byamukama    Minister of State for Works and Transport (Transport)
  2. Musa Echweru    Minister of State for Works and Transport (Works)
  3. Aisha Sekkindi;    Minister of State for Water and Environment (Water)
  4. Beatrice Anywar    Minister of State for Water and Environment (environment)
  5. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi    Minister of State for trade, industry and Cooperatives (Trade)
  6. Bahati David    Minister of State for trade, industry and Cooperatives (Industry)
  7. Gume Fredrick    Minister of State for Trade Industry and Cooperatives (Cooperatives)
  8. Martin Mugarra    Minister of State for Tourism and Antiquities
  9. Grace Mary Mugasa    Minister of State for Public Service
  10. “Victoria  Rusoke    Minister of State for Local Government
  11. Sam Mayanja;    Minister of State for Lands, Housing and Urban Development (Lands)
  12. Obiga Kania;    Minister of State for Lands, Housing and Urban Devt
  13. Namuganza Persis;    Minister of State for Lands, Housing and Urban Devt (Housing)
  14. Kabuye Kyofa;    Minister of State for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs
  15. David Muhoozi;    Minister of State for Internal Affairs
  16. Kabyanga Godfry Baruku;    Minister of State for ICT (National Guidance)
  17. Joyce Sebugwawo;    Minister of State for Information, National Guidance (Information)
  18. Margaret Muhaanga;    Minister of State for Health(Primary Health Care)
  19. Bangirana Kawoya;    Minister of State for Health (General Duties)
  20. Gidudu  Mafabi;    Minister of State for Gender, Labour and Social Devt  (Elderly Affairs)
  21. Hellen Asamo;    Minister of State for Gender, (Disability Affairs)
  22. Anyakun Esther Davinia;    Minister of State for Gender,(Employment and Industrial Relations)
  23. Balaam Barugahara;    Minister of State for Gender, (Youth and Children Affairs)
  24. Peace Mutuzo;    Minister of State for Gender,(Gender and Culture)
  25. John Mulimba;    Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Regional Affairs)
  26. Oryem Okello;    Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs)
  27. Kyeyune Haruna Kasolo;    Minister of State for Finance, (Micro-Finance)
  28. Anite Evelyn;    Minister of State for Finance, (Privatization and Investment)
  29. Amos Lugoloobi;    Minister of State for Finance, (Planning)
  30. Henry Musaasizi;    Minister of State for Finance,(General Duties)
  31.  Phiona Nyamutoro  Minister of State for Energy and Minerals Development (Minerals)
  32. Okasai Sidronius Opolot;    Minister of State for Energy and Minerals Development (Energy)
  33. Peter Ogwang;    Minister of State for Education and Sports (Sports)
  34. Dr Moriku Joyce Kaducu;    Minister of State for Education and Sports (Primary Education)
  35. Dr Muyingo John Chrysostom    Minister of State for Education and Sports (Higher Education)
  36. Magode Ikuya;    Minister of State for East African Affairs
  37. Oleru Huda;    Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs (Veteran Affairs)
  38. Sarah Nyirabashitsi    Minister of State for Defense and Veteran Affairs (Defence)
  39.  Jackson Kafuuzi    Deputy Attorney General
  40. Adoa Hellen;    Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  41. Bright Rwamirama;    Minister of State for Agriculture, (Animal Industry)
  42. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga;    Minister of State for Agriculture,(Agriculture)
  43. Dr. Obote Ongalo;    Minister of State, Office of the Prime Minister (Teso Affairs)
  44. Kacha Namuyangu    (Bunyoro Affairs)
  45. Alice Kaboyo;    (Luwero Triangle -Rwenzori Region)
  46. Florence Wamala Nambozo    (Karamoja)
  47. Dr  Keneth; Omona    (Northern Uganda)
  48. Lillian Aber;    (Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees)
  49. Mutasingwa Diana    Minister of State, Office of the Vice President
  50. Akello Rose;    Minister of State, Office of the President (Ethics and Integrity)
  51. Beatrice Akello;    Minister of State, Office of the President (Economic Monitoring)

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