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Bamasaaba leader reshuffles cabinet

By Joseph Wanzusi

Added 22nd November 2018 10:14 AM

The cultural institution (Inzu Ya Masaaba) brings together Bamasaaba who live in eastern Uganda and parts of western Kenya.

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The cultural institution (Inzu Ya Masaaba) brings together Bamasaaba who live in eastern Uganda and parts of western Kenya.

The Umukuuka Sir Bob Mushikori (centre) before dropping his Prime Minister Francis Mashate (right) in a cultural institution cabinet reshuffle. (Photo By Joseph Wanzusi)

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MBALE - The Bamasaaba cultural institution (Inzu Ya Masaaba) leader Umukuuka Sir Bob Mushikori has reshuffled his cabinet, dropping his Prime Minister Francis Mashate, and replacing him with Francis Nagimesi.

Omar Busaule Njovu from the Kenyan chapter of Bamasaaba was named the first deputy prime minister while other deputy prime ministers include; Mathias Nabutele (office of Umukuuka), Michael Nataka (resource mobilization and cabinet administration) and Sam Watulatsu for global/strategic partnerships and internal standards auditor.

Other deputy prime ministers in-charge of civic districts in Uganda and county governments in Kenya include Wamakuyu Mazina (Bulambuli), Namangala Mwambu (Sironko), Patrick Nabutanyi (Bududa), Prof.Pius Mwalye Mungoma (Manafwa), Irene Mangali (Namisindwa), Charles Natsye Mungoma (Mbale), Irene Siiti (Trans-Nzoia) and Norbert Manyasi Sangura (Bungoma).

The ministers include; Attorney General: Thomas Wodero Mwambu, Dr. Alfred Wamurubu for planning and finance, David Wekhoola Muwooya for education and scholarships, Dr. Domic Waburokho in charge of health, Steven Wakama for Agriculture and animal husbandry, Bazil Wabugoya Wanzira for cultural music and tourism, Peter Mpande for community & regional affairs, and Jane Magombe for gender, disability & elderly.

Other ministerial appointments include Jasmin Kwanusu, the innovations & wealth creation) minister, Israel Koboyi in charge of youth and sports affairs, Francis Wanyina, for environment & disaster management, Davies Wakane, in charge of land and  antiquities, David Waniala for foreign affairs and the diaspora, Eric Mukhwana, for information, ICT & corporate affairs and Sulaiman Kiwanuka, minister for multi- cultural affairs.

Retired Anglican Bishop of North Mbale diocese Daniel Gimadu was named minister of inter religious affairs, while Andrew Kitongo was appointed minister for co-operatives, production & marketing, Paul Wanaye  for general duties, Eng. Allan Wasike for works & housing and John Baptist Tsapwe for the prime minister’s office.

Envoys appointed to represent the cultural institution to various places include Dr. Tom Wanyakala for Buganda kingdom, Mrs Naome Lamutanda for Europe, John Wanda for North America, Stephen Nyukuri for Australia, Mrs Selina Massa, for Scandinavian countries while Alozio Mafabi Nakisali was named roving ambassador for the cultural institution.

The new cabinet that was vetted and approved by the Bamasaaba Culture Council is set to be sworn in on Friday at the cultural institution offices in Malukhu in Mbale town.


The cultural institution (Inzu Ya Masaaba) brings together Bamasaaba who live in eastern Uganda and parts of western Kenya.

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