KAMPALA – Mwesigwa Rukutana has on Thursday, February 20, 2020, handed over office to the new Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi at a ceremony held at Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs offices in Kampala.
Handing over the office, Rukutana thanked the team he worked with for the professionalism, collegiality, and friendship exhibited during his 5-year tenure as the Deputy Attorney General.
He appealed to all and sundry that such should continue during the tenure of Mr. Kafuuzi or any other officer who might come in.
President Yoweri Museveni made a reshuffle in his cabinet naming Kafuuzi to the post of Deputy Attorney General, replacing Mwesigwa Rukutana who was named State Minister for Gender.
Mr. Rukutana represents Rushenyi County in Parliament.
Kafuuzi, thanked God and the President for his appointment and thanked his predecessor Rukutana, who he said was an open and friendly colleague from their relationship as Members of Parliament, for the service he had rendered in the same capacity.
Kafuuzi to emphasized the spirit of consultation which he said he would use to help him easily settle in and serve the republic.
Kafuuzi received clearance from Parliament, after a standoff on his education and experience to take on the responsibility.
At his swearing ceremony help at State House in Entebbe, Mr. Museveni described Kafuuzi as one of the young people that have been steadfast in the affairs of justice.
“I am hopeful that he will hold steady in this new office at the frontline of fighting corruption in the judicial system,” the president said.
“This is the new war for the young people, manifesting mainly through;
“Collusion between state attorneys, prosecutors, and criminals where processes are manipulated to allow criminals to get away with the crime.
“Inflation of compensation claims both accrued by litigation and direct infrastructure projects like roads and so on.
The function was presided over by Minister of justice for constitutional affairs, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu and attended by the Ministry’s top leaders including the Attorney General William Byaruhanga, Solicitor General, Administrator General, Directors Commissioners and all other members of senior management.