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New ministers won’t take office immediately

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th January 2005 03:00 AM

THE parliamentary appointments committee will not sit to vet the newly-appointed ministers, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) and her deputy until the recess is over, the outgoing parliament spokesperson has said.

By Apollo Mubiru
THE parliamentary appointments committee will not sit to vet the newly-appointed ministers, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) and her deputy until the recess is over, the outgoing parliament spokesperson has said.

“The MPs will not be recalled to vet the nominees. They will be considered when parliament resumes,” Kagole Kivumbi (left) said.

He added, “They are presidential nominees for ministerial posts until the appointments committee approves them. It is only after the committee approves them that they will receive their appointment letters and become operational.”

The Speaker of parliament, Edward Ssekandi, chairs the committee and each district has one representative on the appointments committee.

President Museveni last week reshuffled the cabinet, appointing six new ministers. He appointed Dr Ezra Suruma the finance minister, and state ministers Igeme Nabeta for trade, Beatrice Magoola for Luweero Triangle, Charles Bakabulindi for sports, Simon Mayende for higher education, Nyombi Thembo for primary education and Wanjusi Wasieba for fisheries.

Kivumbi, however, said those who were already in cabinet but were transferred to other ministries and departments did not require vetting.
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New ministers won’t take office immediately

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