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Omukama dissolves cabinet, appoints new prime minister

By Robert Atuhairwe, Pascal Kwesiga

Added 16th January 2018 07:45 PM

Iguru appointed a petroleum geoscientist and an accomplished management specialist, Andrew Byakutaga Ateenyi, as the new prime minister (Omuhikirwa).

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Iguru appointed a petroleum geoscientist and an accomplished management specialist, Andrew Byakutaga Ateenyi, as the new prime minister (Omuhikirwa).

PIC: Bunyoro Omukama Solomon Iguru

HOIMA - The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Solomon Iguru, has dissolved the cabinet that has been plagued by a string of scandals and appointed a new prime minister.

Iguru appointed a petroleum geoscientist and an accomplished management specialist, Andrew Byakutaga Ateenyi, as the new prime minister (Omuhikirwa).

“I have appointed you (Byakutaga) to head the office of the prime minister. Please liaise with your predecessor, Owekitinisa Norman Lukumu, to handover to you the office of the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom prime minister,” Iguru stated in a January 15 appointment letter.

The Omukama issued the instrument of appointment for Byakutaga at his Karuziika palace in Hoima on Tuesday in the presence of members of the Royal Commission headed by Dr Fred Kabagambe Kaliisa, the senior presidential advisor on oil, gas and mining.
   
He constituted the commission last year at the time when subjects called for punitive action against the cabinet for among others, dubiously disposing of chunks of land and the institution’s 10% shares in Kinyara Sugar Works Limited in Masindi.

Byakutaga, also a taxation revenue administration specialist, who held various positions at Uganda Revenue Authority before he resigned in 2015 to run for the seat of the LC5 chairman, Hoima district, the Omukama said will liaise with the Royal Commission to constitute a new cabinet.

The Omukama also set up a seven-member task force headed by, Edgar Isingoma, a senior partner in KPMG, an international audit firm, to establish management and administrative structures in an institution that has been running without clear systems.

The other members of the task force expected to formulate a 30-year strategic plan for the Kingdom include Prof. Vincent Bagire, a lecturer at Makerere University Business School; Dr Silvestre Kugonza, a lecturer at Uganda Management Institute; Dr Fred Muhumuza, a senior economist and lecturer at Makerere University; Abdul Byakagaba, a petroleum geologist and Patrick Byabakama Kaberenge, the chairman at National Social Security Fund.


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