The website of the State House of Uganda maintains outdated profiles of President Yoweri Museveni and wife, also education minister, Janet Museveni.
According to the website www.statehouse.go.ug, Museveni is reflected as President of Uganda 2011-2016 while Janet is still Member of Parliament for Ruhaama County and Minister for Karamoja Affairs. This almost two years after the 2016 elections after which Janet retired as MP and was also moved from Karamoja ministry to take up the education docket.
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One visiting the State House website www.statehouse.go.ug, however, one would be forgiven for thinking President Museveni is still serving his fourth term, which ran from 2011 to 2016 and his wife, Mrs Museveni is still Ruhaama County member of parliament and Karamoja Affairs minister.
According to the information obtained on the State House website, Museveni came to power after a successful five year guerrilla struggle.
"Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has now been President of Uganda for 26 years. He has stood for democratic elections four times and won and he is still going strong," reads the website.
Adding that, "Uganda has since had four presidential elections, in 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 and an equal number of parliamentary and local elections."
Museveni will be celebrating 32 years in power on January 26, 2018 since he took over power in 1986.
"Janet Kataaha Museveni born June 24, 1948 is the First Lady of Uganda since May 1986. She is married to Yoweri Museveni, with whom they have four children. She is the current Minister for Karamoja Affairs in Uganda's cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. She is also the elected Member of Parliament representing "Ruhaama County", Ntungamo District," reads the opening paragraph of first lady's profile.
Adding that, "In November 2005 Janet Museveni showed her desire to join active politics when she announced that she would seek the parliamentary seat of Ruhaama County, in the February 2006 Ugandan general elections…She was re-elected in March 2011 to another five-year term…On 16 February 2009, Janet Museveni was appointed state minister for Karamoja Affairs and on 27 May 2011, she was elevated to minister for Karamoja Affairs."
Janet Museveni bowed out of elective politics in 2016 after serving two terms. She was succeeded by the late, William Beijukye Zinkuratire who died in November last year. Currently, Janet is the Education and Sports minister, a docket she has held since 2016.
When contacted the senior presidential press secretary, Don Wanyama, said the website is supposed to be under maintenance.
"That website is supposed to be under maintenance. I don't know whether the maintenance has been completed but it was supposed to be updated after that maintenance. That is not the correct profile of the president," he said.
However, the website still publishes updates of the president's activities. The last update was posted on January 20, 2018 when the Usuk County member of parliament, Peter Ogwang hosted the president to handover the pledges the MP made to his constituents during the parliamentary campaigns.