1. H.E. the Vice President – KIWANUKA
2. Rt. Hon. Prime Minister – DR. RUHAKANA RUGUNDA
3. 1st Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Public Service – HENRY MUGANWA KAJURA
4. 2nd Deputy Prime Minister & Deputy Leader of Gov’t Business in Parliament – GEN. MOSES ALI
5. 3rd Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of East African Affairs – Vacant
6. Minister for Karamoja Affairs –
JANET KATAHA MUSEVENI
7. Minister In-charge of the Presidency – FRANK TUMWEBAZE
8. Minister in Charge of General Duties/Office of the Prime Minister PROF. TARSIS KABWEGYERE
9. Minister of Disaster Preparedness & Refugees – HILARY ONEK
10. Minister of Security – MARY BUSINGYE KARORO OKURUT
11. Minister of Information & National Guidance – JIM MUHWEZI
12. Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries – TRESS BUCANAYANDI
13. Minister of Defence – DR. CRISPUS KIYONGA
14. Minister of Education, – Science, Technology and Sports – MAJ. JESSICA ALUPO
15. Minister of Energy and
Minerals – MULONI IRENE
16. Minister of Finance and
Economic Planning – MATIA KASAIJA
17. Minister of Works and
Transport – JOHN BYABAGAMBI
18. Minister of Justice – KAHINDA OTAFIIRE
& Constitutional Affairs
19. Attorney General – FRED RUHINDI
20. Minister of Gender, Labour
& Social affairs – MURULI MUKASA
21. Minister of Trade,
Industry & Cooperatives – AMELIA ANNE KYAMBADDE
22. Minister of Water & Environment EPHRAIM KAMUNTU
23. Minister of Lands,
Housing & Urban
Development – DAUDI MIGEREKO
24. Minister of Health – ELIODA TUMWESIGYE
25. Minister of Foreign Affairs – SAM KAHAMBA KUTESA
26. Minister of Information Communications Technology – JOHN MWOONO NASAASIRA
27. Minister of Local
Government – ADOLF MWESIGE
28. Minister without Portfolio – ABRAHAM BYANDALA
29. Government Chief Whip – RUTH SENTAMU NANKABIRWA
30. Minister of Tourism – Wildlife & Antiquities MARIA MUTAGAMBA
31. Minister of Internal Affairs – ARONDA NYAKAIRIMA
MINISTERS OF STATE:
Office of the President:
1. Minister of State for Economic Monitoring – HENRY BANYENZAKI
2. Minister of State for
Ethics and Integrity – LOKODO SIMON
Office of the Vice President:
3. Minister of State Vice President’s Office – VINCENT NYANZI
Office of the Prime Minister:
4. Minister of State for
Relief and Disaster
Preparedness – FRANCIS ECWERU MUSA
5. Minister of State for Northern Uganda – REBECCA AMUGE OTENGO
6. Minister of State for
Karamoja – BARBARA OUNDO NEKESA
7. Minister of State for Luwero Triangle – SARAH NDOBOLI KATAIKE
8. Minister of State for Teso Affairs – CHRISTINE HELLEN AMONGIN APORU
9. Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs – ERNEST KIIZA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
10. Minister of State for
International Affairs – HENRY ORYEM OKELLO
11. Minister of State for – Regional Affairs – PHILEMON MATEKE
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
12. Minister of State for Agriculture – VINCENT SEMPIIJA
13. Minister of State for Fisheries – ZERUBABEL MIJUMBI NYIIRA
14. Minister of State for Animal Industry – BRIGHT RWAMIRAMA
Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports
15. Minister of State for Sports – CHARLES BAKABULINDI
16. Minister of State for Primary Education – JOHN CHRYSOSTOM MUYINGO
17. Minister of State for
Higher Education, Science and Technology – PROF. TOKODRI TAGBOA
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development:
18. Minister of State for Energy – SIMON D’UJANGA
19. Minister of State for Minerals – PETER AIMAT LOKERIS
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development:
20. Minister of State for Finance
(General) – JACAN (JALONYO)
FRED MANDIR OMACH
21. Minister of State for Planning – DAVID BAHATI
22. Minister of State for Investment GABRIEL GADISON ARIDRU AJEDRA
23. Minister of State for Privatization – ASTON PETERSON KAJARA
24. Minister of State for Micro-Finance – CAROLINE AMALI OKAO
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development:
25. Minister of State for Gender
and Culture – LUKIA ISANGA
26. Minister of State for Youth and
Children Affairs – EVELYN ANITE
27. Minister of State for Labour,
Employment and Industrial Relations – KAMANDA BATARINGAYA
28. Minister of State for the Elderly and Disability: SULAIMAN MADADA
Ministry of Health:
29. Minister of State for Health (General) CHRIS BARYOMUNSI
30. Minister of State for Primary Health Care – SARAH OPENDI OCHIENG
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban
31. Minister of State for
Housing – SAM ENGOLA
32. Minister of State for Urban Development – ROSEMARY NAJJEMBA
33. Minister of State for Lands – AIDAH NANTABA
Ministry of Trade and Industry:
34. Minister of State for Trade – DAVID WAKIKONA
35. Minister of State for Industry – JAMES SHINYABULO MUTENDE
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities:
36. Minister of State for
Tourism – AGNES AKIROR
Ministry of Water and Environment:
37. Minister of State for Water – RONALD KIBUULE
38. Minister of State for Environment – FLAVIA NABUGERA MUNAABA
Ministry of Works and Transport:
39. Minister of State for Transport – STEPHEN CHEMOIKO CHEBROT
40. Minister of State for Works – ASUMAN KIYINGI
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
41. Deputy Attorney General – MWESIGWA RUKUTANA
Ministry of Defence
42. Minister of State for Defence – GEN. JEJE ODONGO
Ministry of Internal Affairs
43. Minister of State for
Internal Affairs – JAMES BABA
Ministry of ICT
44. Minister of State for ICT and
Communications – NYOMBI TEMBO
Ministry of Local Government
45. Minister of State for Local Government – ALEX ONZIMA AADROA
Ministry of Public Service
46. Minister of State for Public Service – PRISCA SSEZI MBAGUTA
Ministry of East African Affairs
47. Minister of State for
East African Affairs – SHEM BAGEINE
SENIOR PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER FOR FINANCE
(Bretton Woods Institutions) – MARIA KIWANUKA
Uganda’s Cabinet List as circulated officially from State House on March 1, 2015.
No hard feelings, right? If there are any, then tough. We are not the ones who scored those goals or failed to stop them going into the nets.
But at least you guys have photos with the World Cup in your cabinet, so kudos (clap, clap).
And since there must be space in your album, here are a few more photos to throw into the mix – kind of like making a Spanish Omelette…speaking of which:
But if you’re not that hungry, then perhaps you can eat Ugandan (I sense a sneer on the face of the Spanish Prime Minister, but he would be pleasantly surprised after the first bite into this):
He’d look a lot less grumpy after one of these, I’m sure; and hopefully he’ll share it with Vicente, del Bosque, who as he reads this blog must be thinking:
He probably didn’t get audience with the Prime Minister earlier otherwise like many other Spaniards:
Anyway, last night we watched the game on channels such as UBC.
It wasn’t an easy game at all for our ‘brothers’ and we felt genuinely sorry even though we ribbed them to no end…all unnecessary if Rajoy had only apologised as frequently advised from all corners.
We talked about a lot while watching the game, but kept a certain focus running.
And also made it clear where we stood:
So the inevitable happened, for reasons that had nothing to do with #SpainIsNotUganda – it was all practical:
The options began to open up:
Either way, there was just one option left (besides the apology for saying #SpainIsNotUganda):
Ladies and gentlemen, we have to start walking our talk.
The Friday before last, the Uganda Communications Commission hosted us to the Annual Communications Innovation Awards (ACIA) 2014 themed ‘ICT Innovation for National Development’.
I skipped lunch that day, for an unrelated reason, eventually changed into one of my nice Ugandan-made shirts, and made my way to the exhibition preceding the main event. I was full of hope because an innovation I was involved in had been nominated for an award.
A sharp kick of hunger stopped me short at a supermarket where I proceeded to implement this difficult personal policy of buying Ugandan if the item available is of a quality approaching close-to the imported equivalent I needed. My pals laugh at me but I always explain that, for instance, Uganda does not make Land Rovers so my choice of car is left untouched.
This time all I wanted was a small packet of crisps to tide me by till dinner. I was clearly not going to buy the ones in see-through kaveera because while walking through a slum with a well-meaning Pastor some years ago, I found out how those are made. He was showing me round his labour of love slum project when we turned a sharp corner and almost fell over a little boy engaged in some public toilet activity. This, a few metres from a woman, presumably his mother, deep frying crisps in a pan on a sigiri next to a small table with the buveera awaiting to be filled.
Health and safety issues aside, I generally don’t eat too many crisps but on this day found a brand called Emondi, that stood as proudly on those shelves as the Tropical Heat and Pringles ranges did. I swiped them and drove to the exhibition, and by the time I had arrived had only managed to chew through a couple of handfuls and to this day cannot understand why they were so tasteless in packaging so promising.
Walking through the exhibition, however, lifted my spirits and distracted me from the hunger as I quickly browsed the Ugandan offerings of innovation in ICT and gained hope once again that not all is lost. Sticking with the theme, the keynote speaker was not some imported talent or celebrity, but a Ugandan working at Microsoft in a senior capacity – Ivan Lumala.
I pulled at my Ugandan-made collar a little bit and applauded the fellow for being what he was and representing me wherever he goes. All seemed to flow smoothly – except for some flies in the honey: Ignoring the suggestion at my table that the Serena Kampala had imported waiting staff from Kenya for the night, I applauded lead entertainer Myko Ouma for his fantastic guitar work but stopped short when I realised that his repertoire consisted of Sade, Jonathan Butler, Phil Collins…WHY?
But that was not as bad as the performance of a one Eddie Kenzo (pictured being a pain on the stage elsewhere) whose Sitya Loss presented some infants gyrating on-stage in a disturbingly adult manner. As I said, go Ugandan only if the item is of a quality good enough.
Someone at my table laughed at my murmuring and asked me if the menu was even Ugandan; and I made a resolution there and then to suggest that all government events when I am ever put in charge would promote strictly national offerings!
As-if to goad the ire within us at that point, the award nomination call-ups began and the music played when nominations were called up was…South African. Pan Africa, you say?
Okay, a quick Google search using the phrase ‘buy South African procurement rules’ returns the top result “General Procurement Guidelines -2 from the Republic of South Africa Treasury Department ” which contained the simply written paragraph:
“The government has implemented the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act as the foundation on which all procurement activities are to be based. Its aim is to: (a) advance development of SMMEs and HDIs; …(d) promote local enterprises in specific provinces, in a particular region, in a specific local authority, or in rural areas; and (e) support the local product.”
I don’t expect Eddie Kenzo’s music to ever play at a South African national or government event.
Another quick Google search with the phrase ‘buy Ugandan procurement rules’ got me to the Public Procurement Disposal of Public Assets Act two clicks later where the twelve (12) mentions of “local” referred to ‘Local Government’ except for three occasions in 59B. (Reservation schemes) that read ‘local expertise’,’local communities’ and ‘local organisations’.
Reservation schemes? Read the Act and work it out – but obviously it’s easier for the South Africans to buy and promote local.