KABAKA Ronald Mutebi yesterday evening accepted the Christmas eve resignation of the Katikkiro, Joseph Ssemwogerere and his entire cabinet.
Mutebi named Daniel Muliika as the new Katikkiro, retired most senior ministers, while several deputies were retained.
Muliika, who chaired the caucus of clan leaders in the Lukiiko (Buganda parliament), will be deputised by Ugandaâ€™s former ambassador to France during Aminâ€™s regime, Emmanuel Ssendawula.
â€œThe Kabaka accepted the resignations of the Katikkiro and the cabinet and thanked them for their service,â€ Dick kasolo, the Kabakaâ€™s press secretary, said while releasing the cabinet line up.
Sources said Ssemwogerere and his cabinet was forced to resign over the controversial agreement reached with the Government on establishing a regional government headed by a directly elected Katikkiro.
Hajji Suleiman Lubega Kaddunabbi is the new Speaker and is deputised by Festo Higiro Semajege.
The ministers include; Godfrey Lule (Attorney General), ABK Ntaate (Finance), Edward katimbo Mugwanya (Lands), Muhammud Thobani (planning and investment), Kaddu Kiberu (water, power and natural resources), Apollo makubuya (royal treasury) Arthur Bagunywa (heritage and cooperatives), Hubert Kibuuka (trade and industry), Nelson Kawalya (health), Jolly Lutaaya (local government) Appolonia lugemwa (women) and A. Bamweyana (protocol).
State ministers include Yosia Kyazze (heritage), Rajan Taylor (economic planning), Twaha kaaw-aase (finance), Semakula Herbert and Ahmed Mandela (royal treasurer).
Kabaka appoints new Katikkiro