Uganda news update – President submits list of ministerial appointments to parliament


President Museveni made his cabinet announcement yesterday with a number of significant changes, entrusting key ministries to women who now hold 10 of the total of 29 cabinet ministerial seats including such portfolios like Finance, Health, Education, Trade, Energy, Information, President’s Office and Gender. The list has been officially submitted to parliament for the mandatory vetting of ministerial candidates, a legal requirement and the preserve of parliament to clear or reject candidates. Due to travel more details will be submitted upon my return from safari.

It was also learned that government intends to triple power subsidies for the coming financial year to cushion the population against rises in the cost of electricity before the new hydro electric power plant at Bujagali goes into production with a first 50MW output, due to rise over the next year to 250 MW output when fully installed.