OUTGOING state minister for agriculture, Dr. Kibirige Ssebunya was sure of his post in the cabinet. He bragged,
â€œI Ssebunya have the brain power, the technical knowledge and the qualifications. On top of that, I am wealthy. There was no need to worry, because I have all the qualities required for one to be retained in the cabinet. The poor ones, and those who lack academic qualifications should forget being appointed to ministerial posts, I have passed that test.â€ Kibirige was officiating at the launch of an agricultural workshop at Wakiso district headquarters on Tuesday.
Muliika gets tough
The Katikkiro of Buganda, Daniel Muliika, has directed Bugandaâ€™s local government minister Jolly Lutaaya to set up a probe into the sale of Buganda land by the sub-county chiefs and other officials.
â€œThe kingdom land in Munyonyo, Ndeeba near the Kabaka palace has been sold to different individuals illegally by some officials in the kingdom.
Officials should be willing to work for the kingdom but not grab the little we have achieved. all sub-county chiefs and officials who will be implicated as corrupt in the probe will be sacked,â€ he said.
Although Dorothy Hyuha, Woman MP for Butaleja district, was nominated for a ministerial post she says she will retain her post as the NRM deputy secretary general, â€œThere is no rule barring a minister from holding more than one administrative post in government. I am ready to serve in any ministry if appointed but, I will retain my post of NRM deputy secretary general, and this is in line with the NRM constitution,â€ she said. Hyhuha said this when she was vetted by the parliamentary appointments committee on Wednesday.
The vice president, prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has vowed to heed Emmanuel cardinal Wamalaâ€™s call for love and respect for one another.
â€œWe must learn to love one another even if we have political divisions in different political parties. some people are already in conflicts but that is not necessary.
Those with different ideologies should work together for the good of the country and I will always give credit to people where it is due for the good of all Ugandans,â€ he said.
Bukenya said this at the
thanksgiving ceremony of MPs at the cardinalâ€™s residence at Lubaga on Saturday. Well, that is a good start.
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