EDITORâ€”The debate in Uganda now is whether the recent Cabinet reshuffle was balanced to reflect regional and other sectarian interests.
However, I think this debate is misguided and needs a new look.
Whether the President balances (whatever it means) his Cabinet or not, Parliament would be the most important arm of the Government to check any excesses of the executive.
Look, everybody is crying why Eng. John Nasasira would be returned to Cabinet despite the anarchical state of our roads!
Never mind that the same Nasasira will have to be vetted and approved by Parliament before he can become a minister.
Why should we blame the President and spare Parliament?
Parliament should not approve and vet people who are on record as failures.
If Parliament did its work with integrity and professionalism, it would not matter which minister comes from which region, religion, sector, etc.
At the end of the day, after all, all policies affecting the people must pass through Parliament.
Blame Parliament, not the President