ENTEBBE – Jackson Kafuuzi (Kyaka South) who is the newly appointed deputy Attorney General has on Monday, January 13 missed out on the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed ministers that took place at State House Entebbe.
The swearing-in ceremony was presided over by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and overseen by President Yoweri Museveni at an event that saw eight ministers take Oath of allegiance despite nine members having turned up for vetting before Parliament.
Among the Ministers who took oath included; Rapheal Magyezi Minister for Local Government, Judith Nabakooba Minister for ICT, Molly Kamukama State for Economic Monitoring, Robinah Nabbanja Minister of State for General Duties Ministry of Health, Peter Ogwang State For Information and ICT, Beatrice Anywar State Minister for Environment and Hellen Adoa State For Fisheries.
However, Kafuuzi missed out on swearing in ceremony after questions swirl around his qualification to the job.
Sources within the Parliament Appoints Committee revealed that Kafuuzi’s ministerial appointment was questioned for lack of the mandatory 7-year experience for one to have practiced as an advocate before one is named to head the Attorney General Chambers.
It was revealed that Kafuuzi stopped renewing his practicing license as an advocate in 2016 when he was elected as MP. This oversight, cost Kafuuzi his ministerial position, having been a step away from climbing higher on his political ladder having been named to replace Mwesigwa Rukutana, as deputy attorney general, who was named as State Minister for Labour.
President Yoweri Museveni took to his official Twitter handle congratulating the new ministers where he called on the new members of cabinet to desist from engaging in any form of corruption.
The President wrote, “Corruption by any government officials is a great betrayal to Ugandans who are desperately yearning for service delivery. I implore the general public to embrace this fight and report the crooked officials with evidence, as opposed to rumours and we will take action. In the coming days, when I address the National Conference, I will provide the audit of the Twenty-three (23) guidelines that I put forward at the start of this term in office (Kisanja).”