KAMPALA – President Museveni nominated Mrs. Sarah Kanyike as the new state minister for disabilities and elderly after she lacked the required academic qualifications for the earlier appointment of director at KCCA, PML Daily has learnt.
The former Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor had in May been seconded by the President for the position of director gender at KCCA. Ms Kanyike then resigned as Deputy Lord Mayor.
But when she went for vetting in Parliament, it was discovered that she only has a bachelor’s degree yet for one to be appointed KCCA director, he or she must have a master’s degree.
Kanyike’s new appointment was confirmed in a communication to members of parliament of the appointments committee in a letter dated July 23.
“Notice is hereby given that the appointments committee is scheduled for Tuesday 28th July 2020 at 10am in the basement floor of Parliament house to interact with Ms. Sarah Kanyike, the presidential nominee Minister of State for disability and elderly”, the circular reads.
President Museveni had in May nominated Ms Kanyike as director gender, community service and production in the new changes at KCCA that also brought in Dorothy Kisaka as executive director replacing Engineer Andrew Kitaka who has acted since December 2018.
Other appointments included Dr. Daniel Okello Ayen who was confirmed as the director of public health and environment and Ms Grace Akullo moving from the ministry of Public service was nominated as the new director of human resource and administration, replacing Mr Richard Lule.
But the fate of the other appointees remains unclear.
In his nomination letter to the Public Service Commission the president said that “We have used integrity hunting to identify the persons”.