2019 Reshuffle: Museveni Juggles Cabinet

Why Bakkabulindi, Nantaba were dropped; Muloni, Mukwaya, Nadduli relegated; Kamya, Amongi swapped

By Sophie Mutesi

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on December 14 announced what was described as a mini-reshuffle – retaining most of his royalists; promoting as well as dropping key faces on a rainy Saturday.

Raphael Magyezi – the face behind the controversial 2018 age limit amendment, made his way onto the new cabinet list – taking over the new Minister of Local Government as Irene Muloni lost her Energy portfolio to become a puppet in an advisory role.

Muloni had in the recent weeks, defended the misappropriation of ugx 26 billion meant to construct a bridge linking Busoga to Buganda from Kayunga district under the Izimba power project.

Mary Kitutu was announced as Muloni’s replacement on the day former Uganda Police spokesman person Judith Nabakooba’s accelerated raise into the country’s ranks continued as she become the new  Information and ICT Minister replacing one of the regime’s eyed boys – Frank Tumwebaze, who was posted to the East African Affairs’ office.

On the same day, the sports fraternity registered another surprise entry into office when Hamson Denis Obua was announced as Charles Bakabulindi’s replacement after 15 years.

Obua, who on December 11 led a delegation of parliamentarians that ‘welcomed’ Fufa president Moses Magogo from a Fifa-sanctioned two-month ‘jail’ for misappropriation of World Cup tickets, takes over from Bakkabulindi, who had presided over a series of scandals in the country’s sports arena.

Gen Charles Wamala Katumba takes over the Transport ministry from Monica Azuba, who was as well relegated to the role of a presidential advisor.


“In Exercise of the Powers vested in the President by Articles 99 (1), 108 (2), 108A (1), 113 (1) and 114 (1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has, in pursuance of the goals of the NRM and Ugandans in general, made minor changes to the Cabinet.

“He has appointed persons listed below as Vice President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Senior Presidential Advisors,” read the statement in parts.:

The list;

Vice President ─ Edward Ssekandi Kiwanuka

Prime Minister ─ Dr Ruhakana Rugunda

1st Deputy Prime Minister; & Deputy Leader of Gov’t Business in Parliament ─ Gen Moses Ali

2nd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Port-folio ─ Ali Kirunda


Minister of Education and Sports ─ Janet Kataha Museveni

Minister of the Presidency ─ Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuza

Minister in Charge of General Duties/Office of The Prime Minister ─ Mary Busingye  Karooro Okurut

Minister of Disaster Preparedness & Refugees ─ Hilary Onek

Government Chief Whip ─ Ruth Nankabirwa Sentamu

Minister of East African Affairs ─ Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire;

Minister of Security ─ Gen Elly Tumwine

Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs ─ Adolf Mwesige

Minister of Foreign Affairs ─ Sam Kahamba. Kutesa

Minister of Internal Affairs ─ Gen. Jeje Odongo

Minister of Trade, Industry& Cooperatives ─ Amelia Anne Kyambadde

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning ─ Matia Kasaija

Minister of Energy and Minerals ─ Mary Kitutu

Minister of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities ─ Tom Butime

Minister of Local Government ─ Rafael Magyezi

Minister of Works and Transport ─ Gen Katumba Wamala

Minister of Lands, Housing & Urban Dev’t ─ Betty Kamya

Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs ─ Betty Amongi

Minister of Health ─ Dr Jane Aceng

Minister of Public Service ─ Muruli Mukasa

Minister of Justice  & Constitutional Affairs ─ Ephraim Kamuntu

Attorney General ─ William Byaruhanga

Minister of Water & Environment ─ Sam Cheptoris

Minister for Karamoja Affairs ─ John Byabagambi

Minister for Science, Technology and Innovations ─ Dr  Elioda Tumwesigye

Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Affairs─ Frank Tumwebaze

Minister of Information, ICT ─ Judith Nabakooba

Minister of Agriculture ─ Vincent Ssempijja


Office of the President

Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity ─ Simon Lokodo

Minister of State for Economic Monitoring ─ Molly Kamukama Nawe

Office of the Vice President

Vice President’s Office ─ Baltazah Kasirivu Atwoki

Office of the Prime Minister

Minister of State for Relief and Disaster Preparedness ─ Musa Francis Ecweru

Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs ─ Moses Kizige

Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs ─ Ernest Kiiza

Minister of State for Luweero Triangle ─ Dennis Ssozi Galabuzi

Minister of State for ─ Grace Kwiyuucwiny

Minister of State for Teso Affairs ─ Agnes Akiror

Ministry of Education and Sports

Minister of State for Higher Education ─ Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo

Minister of State for Primary Education ─ Rosemary Nansubuga Seninde

Minister of State for Sports ─ Denis Hamson Obua

Ministry of East African Affairs

Minister of State for East African Affairs ─ Julius Wandera Maganda

Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs

Minister of State for Defence – Col. Engola Okello

Minister of State for Veteran Affairs – Christopher Kibazanga

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister of State for International Affairs ─  Oryem Okello

Minister of State for Regional Affairs ─ Dr  Phelemon Mateke

Ministry of Internal Affairs

Minister of State for Internal Affairs ─ Obiga Kania;

Ministry of Trade and Industry and Cooperatives

Minister of State for Trade ─ Michael Kafabusa Werikhe

Minister of State for Cooperatives – Fred Gume Ngobi

Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development

Minister of State for Finance (General) ─ Gabriel Gadison Ajendra Aaridru

Minister of State for Planning ─ David Bahati

Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment─ Evelyn Anite

Minister of State for Micro Finance ─ Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development:

Minister of State for Minerals ─ Sarah Achieng Opendi;

Minister of State for Energy ─ Simon D’ujanga

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

Minister of State for Tourism ─ Godfrey Kiwanda

Ministry of Local Government

Minister of State for Local Gov’t ─ Jennifer Namuyangu

Ministry of Works and Transport

Minister of State for Works ─ Peter Aimat Lokeris

Minister of State for Transport ─ Joy Kabatsi

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

Minister of State for Urban Dev’t ─ Isaac Musumba

Minister of State for Lands ─ Persis  Namuganza

Minister of State for ─ Dr Chris Baryomunsi

Ministry of Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs

Kampala Capital City Authority ─ Benna Namugwanya

Ministry of Health

Minister of State for Health (General) ─ Robinah Nabbanja

Minister of State for PHC ─ Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu

Ministry of Public Service

Minister of State for Public Service ─ David Karubanga

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Deputy Attorney General ─ Jackson Kafuuzi

Ministry of Water and Environment:

Minister of State for Water ─ Ronald Kibuule

Minister of State for Environment ─ Beatrice Atim  Anywar

Ministry of ICT

41. Minister of State for ICT and Communication ─ Peter Ogwang

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs ─ Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi

Minister of State for Gender and Culture ─ Peace Mutuuzo

Minister of State for Labour

Employment and Industrial Relations ─ Mwesigwa Rukutana

Minister of State for the Elderly and Disability

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries

Minister of State for Agriculture ─ Aggrey Bagiire

Minister of State for Animal and Veterinary Affairs ─ Bright Rwamirama

Minister of State for Fisheries ─ Hellen Adoa


Janat  Mukwaya

Abdul Nadduli

Irene Muloni

Azuba Ntege

Alex Onzima


Dr Kenneth Omona

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