Breaking the silence on the delay to appoint new ministers, President Yoweri Museveni, has drawn the attention of the Nation to the Constitution, saying that the law allows the old Cabinet to be in operation until he appoints a new.
Delivering State-of-the Nation Address at Serena Kampala Hotel conference center, Museveni advised a section of the public that is agitated with his delayed appointment of new ministers to challenge the matter in court.
"According to the Constitution, ministers are ministers until the President appoints new ones. If you are not satisfied, you go to court and the Chief Justice will tell you," he said.
Today's State of-the-Nation Address is the first to be delivered by Museveni before he appoints a new Cabinet after the February 18 general elections. President Museveni was early this month sworn -in for a fifth term in office.
Earlier before inviting Museveni to address the nation, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, had alluded to the impending appointment of a new Cabinet as a road block to the transaction of business for the new Parliament.
Kadaga skipped mentioning the Leader of Opposition in Parliament in her communication. "I wished to introduce Leader of Opposition, but FDC wrote introducing a Leader of Minority - which isn't in our rules," she said.
A total of 256 MPs in the 10th Parliament are new members. The 10th Parliament has 427 MPs with 33% women representation. New MPs form 64% of the House.
Parliament Speakers of Kenya, South Sudan, Kenya and the EALA attended.