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President Yoweri Museveni yesterday made sweeping changes in the army and cabinet. Gen Aronda Nyakairima, who has been Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), is now minister of Internal Affairs.

The new CDF is  Gen Katumba Wamala who has been commander, Land Forces.

Brig David Muhoozi, who has been commander of the Mechanized Brigade in Masaka, is the new commander of Land Forces.

Meanwhile Museveni also made changes in cabinet, dropping Health Minister Dr Christine Ondoa.

Ondoa has been replaced with Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.

Mary Karooro Okurut moves to the Gender Ministry while John Nasasira has replaced Rugunda as minister for ICT.

Rose Namayanja is the new minister of Information and National Guidance.

Hillary Onek, who was at Internal Affairs, is moved to Disaster Preparedness and Refugees to replace the late Dr Stephen Mallinga.

Tarsis Kabwegyere is the minister for General Duties in Prime Minister's office.

Below is full list of the new cabinet

1.    Rt. Hon. Prime Minister        -    AMAMA MBABAZI

2.    1st Deputy Prime Minister &
Minister of Public Service        -    KAJURA HENRY

3.    2nd Deputy Prime Minister    
& Deputy Leader of Gov’t
Business in Parliament        -    MOSES ALI

4.    Minister of East African
Affairs                    -    Vacant

5.    Minister of Security            -    MUKASA MURUULI

6.    Minister In-charge of
the Presidency    -    TUMWEBAZE

7.    Minister for Karamoja        -    MUSEVENI

8.    Minister in Charge of
General Duties/Office of
the Prime Minister            -    KABWEGYERE

9.    Minister of Disaster
Preparedness &
Refugees                    -    ONEK HILARY

10.    Minister of Information
& National Guidance            -    NAMAYANJA

11.    Minister of Agriculture,
Animal Industry &
Fisheries                    -    BUCHANAYANDI

12.    Minister of Defence            -    KIYONGA CRISPUS

13.    Minister of Education
& Sports                             -    ALUPO JESSICA

14.    Minister of Energy and
Minerals                    -    MULONI IRENE

15.    Minister of Finance and
Economic Planning            -    KIWANUKA MARIA

16.    Minister of Works and
Transport                    -    BYANDALA

17.    Minister of Justice            -    KAHINDA OTAFIIRE
& Constitutional Affairs

18.    Attorney General            -    NYOMBI PETER

19.    Minister of Gender, Labour
& Social affairs                -    BUSINGYE

20.    Minister of Trade,
Industry & Cooperatives        -    KYAMBADDE

21.    Minister of Water &
Environment                -    KAMUNTU

22.    Minister of Lands,
Housing & Urban
Development                -    MIGEREKO DAUDI

23.    Minister of Health            -    RUHAKANA

24.    Minister of Foreign
Affairs                    -    KUTESA

25.    Minister of Information
& Communications
Technology                -    NASASIRA

26.    Minister of Local
Government                -    MWESIGE ADOLF

27.    Minister without
Portfolio in-charge of
Political Mobilization            -    TODWONG

28.    Government Chief Whip        -    KASULE JUSTINE

29.    Minister of Tourism
Wildlife & Antiquities        -    MARIA

30.    Minister of Internal Affairs    -    NYAKAIRIMA


Office of the President:

1.    Minister of State for
Economic Monitoring        -    BANYENZAKI

2.    Minister of State for
Ethics and Integrity            -    LOKODO SIMON

Office of the Vice President:

3.    Minister of State
Vice President’s Office        -    NYANZI VINCENT

Office of the Prime Minister:

4.    Minister of State for
Relief and Disaster
Preparedness                -    ECWERU MUSA

5.    Minister of State for
Northern Uganda            -    AMUGE OTENGO

6.    Minister of State for            
Karamoja                    -    OUNDO NEKESA

7.    Minister of State
for Luwero Triangle            -    KATAIKE

8.    Minister of State for
Teso Affairs                -    AMONGIN APORU

9.    Minister of State for
Bunyoro Affairs                -    KIIZA ERNEST

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

10.    Minister of State for
International Affairs            -    ORYEM OKELLO

11.    Minister of State for
Regional Affairs                -    KIYINGI ASUMAN

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries

12.    Minister of State for
Agriculture                -    NYIIRA  ZERUBABEL MIJUMBI

13.    Minister of State for
Fisheries                    -    NANKABIRWA SENTAMU RUTH

14.    Minister of State for Animal
Industry                    -    RWAMIRAMA K. BRIGHT

Ministry of Education and Sports

15.    Minister of State for Sports    -    BAKABULINDI CHARLES

16.    Minister of State for Primary    
Education                    -    KAMANDA BATARINGAYA  

17.    Minister of State for            
Higher Education            -    MUYINGO JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development:

18.    Minister of State for Energy    -    D’UJANGA SIMON

19.    Minister of State for Minerals    -    LOKERIS AIMAT

Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development:

20.    Minister of State for Finance
(General)                    -    JACAN OMACH

21.    Minister of State for Planning    -    KASAIJA MATIA

22.    Minister of State for
Investment                -    AJEDRA GABRIEL

23.    Minister of State for
Privatization                -    KAJARA ASTON

24.    Minister of State for Micro-
Finance                    -    AMALI OKAO

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development:

25.    Minister of State for Gender
and Culture                -    ISANGA LUKIA

26.    Minister of State for Youth and
Children Affairs            -    KIBUULE RONALD

27.    Minister of State for Labour,
Employment and Industrial
Relations                    -    RUKUTANA

28.    Minister of State for Elderly
and     Disability:                -    MADADA

Ministry of Health:

29.    Minister of State for    
Health (General)            -    TUMWESIGYE

30.    Minister of State for
Primary Health Care            -    OPENDI OCHIENG

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development:

31.    Minister of State for
Housing                    -    ENGOLA SAM

32.    Minister of State for
Urban Development            -    NAJJEMBA

33.    Minister of State for
Lands                    -    NANTABA

Ministry of Trade and Industry:

34.    Minister of State for
Trade                    -    WAKIKOONA                                         DAVID

35.    Minister of State for                         
Industry                -    MUTENDE

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities:

36.    Minister of State for
Tourism                    -    AKIROR AGNES

Ministry of Water and Environment:

37.    Minister of State for Water    -    ATUKU BIGOMBE

38.    Minister of State for
Environment                -    NABUGERA

Ministry of Works and Transport:

39.    Minister of State for
Transport                    -    CHEBROT

40.    Minister of State for
Works                -    BYABAGAMBI

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

41.    Deputy Attorney General        -    RUHINDI FRED

Ministry of Defence

42.    Minister of State for
Defence                    -    ODONGO JEJE

Ministry of Internal Affairs

43.    Minister of State for
Internal Affairs                -    BABA JAMES

Ministry of ICT

44.    Minister of State for
Communication (ICT)        -    NYOMBI TEMBO

Ministry of Local Government

45.    Minister of State for
Local Government            -    AADROA ALEX

Ministry of Public Service

46.    Minister of State for
Public Service                -    SSEZI PRISCA

Ministry of East African Affairs

47.    Minister of State for
East African Affairs            -    SHEM BAGAINE

Dr. Christine Ondoa            -    SENIOR


-1 #31 Lakwena 2013-05-25 09:10
Quoting gilo:
Is it true that Ondoa and Onek tried to resign?

If they are just being used and dumped for political expediency; professional Ugandans in public offices must learn to resign. That will save their professional integrity, and themselves from the humiliation by thuggish, heartless and mediocre politicians!

It is also the only way to knock some sense into M7's head and regime that he can't take people for granted. It was Hon Tom Butiime who refused to be used, humiliated and dumped, when he declined to be Minister of Karamoja.

I don't think Hon Onek is a poor man. He is a hydrology (energy) Engineer who is better of having his peace and doing consultancy.
0 #32 Lakwena 2013-05-25 09:12
Uganda as a country is already a disaster case; and for lack resources in the Ministry of Disaster, Onek will end being traumatized unto death, like the late Hon Malinga.

If Hon Andoa was not just being used as a stepping stone for Rugunda; isn't a Minister an adviser? Andoa is an MD she is not jobless, idle and disorderly; how will she advise the in-advisable M7? May be they deserve their humiliation (demotion).
+2 #33 Ham 2013-05-25 10:20
"And Museveni has studied the psyche of Ugandans. He knows they will demand districts, cabinet positions, permanent secretaries and military ranks.

A Muganda with absolutely no power and resources will be made a vice president, a prime minister or the commander of Land forces for public consumption." Hhhmmm! Hon. SSEMUJJU IBRAHIM NGANDA had said it before it happened! (TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2013 22:23). Akasajja katuzannyidde ku bwongo naye kati tetukyaayitika! !!
-3 #34 cosmas 2013-05-25 12:33
Quoting Ojwang:
So many useless ministries, sign of a useless government!

Donot not be so biased that even the good things you see or have can never be appreciated.
+3 #35 peter marco 2013-05-25 14:55

Dear readers i am writing an article in this newspaper but you can access it on the link above to explain to you how our MPs and Government officials spend the taxpayers money on medical bill abroad.

You will know how Mulago and other health centers are left without medicine and health workers while we spend over sh396 Billion on medical bill in Kenya hospitals and other places around the world. We are starting a campaign to see that this bill is being stopped and the money is being spent on Uganda hospitals
+4 #36 DAVID 2013-05-25 15:23
well this reshuffle may have come at a critical time . I have to say something about the new internal affairs minister.Aronda will struggle at Internal Affairs; it is a huge ministry for a political novice.

Aronda is an army man NOT suitable for the tiresome role of a politician. Trouble is, as a soldier, he's unlikely to adjust well to taking advice from civil servants; does Gen Aronda, for example, listen or is he the type who just gives orders.

Credit to Museveni for managing army egos. The reason he is still President is mainly because he keeps high-ranked army officers inside the camp, under his direct control. If in doubt, take a look at those he reluctantly let go - they've been a constant thorn in his side.
+3 #37 Lakwena 2013-05-25 15:53
Quoting cosmas:
Quoting Ojwang:
So many useless ministries, sign of a useless government!

Donot not be so biased that even the good things you see or have can never be appreciated.

Cosmas, not all that glitter is gold! I.e. propaganda is not good for governance in a poor country like Uganda, and it will take this country nowhere.

Look at Germany and Japan after World War II! Honesty was the only way out of their oblivion. We have lost precious 27 years of development to dishonesty. If we are to genuinely develop, there is no way around honesty. Keep sipping M7's lies!
+1 #38 Akjonas 2013-05-25 16:55
Same story every other time!!! Again all these are time-wasting exercises. Recycling has kind of become the "in" thing for this government.

I wonder how refreshing it was to him,but to us its just another distraction
+1 #39 Kitgum 2013-05-25 17:00
jal,That is the most well balanced and genuine comment i have seen from this man called David in a long time. i hope from now on you adopt this style of comments and stop this Personal attacks on political opponents. I hope also you meant it with the apologies and stick to a balanced style of reasoning
Thank you
+2 #40 huh ! 2013-05-25 18:14
I don't have any sympathy for these generals being demoted. Uganda's government is useless and has NEVER been legitimate all the way from 1986.

There are dark clouds on the horizon and its going to get ugly when they open up.
+2 #41 rosaayati 2013-05-25 18:18
[quote name="att"]Good to see Dr.Rugunda & Dr.Elioda in the Health Ministry. That's the only positive thing I see in this list".

Come on guy, what will this tired man you are praising going to do this time round that he could not do when he was in that ministry in the 90s? I do not see any positivity in him at all you are talking about. This is exactly recycling people for the sake of it. Nothing is going to improve at all in that ministry. If you think am lying then let us wait and see. That is, time is going to be our judge.
+1 #42 Bossman 2013-05-25 18:35
James Dobson tells the true story of a little toddler named Frankie. He was a handful to say the least. One day he pulled a chair over to the front window of his house, and carefully placed it inside the drapes. He was standing there staring out at the world when his mother came looking for him. She spied his little white legs protruding beneath the drapes, and quietly slipped in behind him to see what he was doing. She got there just to hear him say to himself in very somber terms, “I’ve GOT to get out of here!” Do you ever feel trapped? Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope? What do you do when you reach that point? The realist would say, “Just tie a knot and hang on.” The pessimist would say, “You might as well let go; it’s only going to get worse.” The optimist might say, “Just tie another knot and keep on climbing.”
0 #43 Bossman 2013-05-25 18:36
Each of those has its merits but, in reality, what can you do? Some are in that very place today! You are at the end of your rope and there is a long drop beneath you and you do not know what to do.
0 #44 senfuka 2013-05-25 23:06
@Bossman...what is with the stories and scenarios.. are you that bossman that used to grace WWE
0 #45 Musajja Wa Kabaka 2013-05-26 01:21
There could be a plan that must pass quickly and unnotified and the masses have to be confused by new movessuch as reshuffles to take eyes off something.

Watch the space
0 #46 Bossman 2013-05-26 02:43
Hi Ms. Senfuka Kaguyirire, you dont even have the self esteem to use your true tribal name. You want to come off as a Muganda, but you are not, and you will never be.

Yhe noose is tightening though. Next time, just read and move on. You are at the end of your rope.
0 #47 Webesixty 2013-05-26 10:34
Quoting Musajja Wa Kabaka:
There could be a plan that must pass quickly and unnotified and the masses have to be confused by new movessuch as reshuffles to take eyes off something.

Watch the space

The mighty Nation Media gave out a good one on ICC waiting to nab the Kenya duo. Classic Kaguta played the good old defence counsel at the AU summit in Adis Ababa. The AU 50'th birthday saw "Team Kaguta" shooing away ICC on behalf of Uhuru and Ruto.

There was also an interesting take on world Bank grabbing of lands in Africa through anointed rulers. Ever heard of "my investors"?

Daily Monitor must be leaking through Nation and East African.
0 #48 Webesixty 2013-05-26 14:07
Quoting cosmas:
Quoting Ojwang:
So many useless ministries, sign of a useless government!

Donot not be so biased that even the good things you see or have can never be appreciated.

One bad frog made all frogs look ugly. Ever come across a good friendly snake? One hiss will make you think twice.
-1 #49 senfuka 2013-05-26 19:00
Hi Mr. Bossman..why the hostility..i dont belong to NRM or any other party. I dont live in Uganda either. when will this tribalist views ever end. m7 must be loving this. Unless ugandans can unite..there is no hope for the country
0 #50 makossa 2013-05-26 19:58
UPDF is having more Generals than the largest army on the African continent. When i look at the COC's face,all the signs are indicative of a person who's out of touch with reality or just scared so as to please his would-be ousters from the top echelon of this organisation.

He should take a leaf from Maputo where he started his so called "struggle" The place is so settled yet it was far behind Uganda in allterms of devpt';soc,econ ,&pol.I think this guy is JUST SPENT.Let him find a final resting place otherwise it maybe too late for him if things go out of control in this UGANDA OF OURS.

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