The Bugisu’s Inzu Yamasaba Cultural Institution leader, Umukuka III, Jude Mike Mudoma has named a new cabinet and envoys he will work with for the next five years.
Here’s all you need to know about them.
Charles Walimbwa Charles Peke Masolo, 68, is the new Prime Minister. He once served as LCV chairman for both Manafwa and Mbale districts respectively at some point. He is also the NRM chairman Manafwa and his last official deployment was Uganda’s ambassador to India. He hails from Butiru town council and is a board member of weather body Uganda National Meteorological Authority.
Dr. Clet Wandui Masiga is the new Deputy Prime Minister and as well Minister for Research and Innovation. He holds a PhD from Khartoum University, Sudan. A conservation Biologist and Geneticist, he is involved in various government related projects like controversial silk project under Tropical Institute of Development Innovations (TRIDI) which he is the Director. The Government has since suspended the implementation of the national silk production project, citing possible fraud and abuse of public resources to a tune of about sh31bn by bosses there led by Wandui who is the project’s brainchild.
Steven Masiga has been appointed the institution’s Spokesperson, a position he has beeb holding in acting capacity since 2020. He hails from Bududa Bukalasi Sub-county.
He is the director Makerere University-Mbale branch and lecturer. He holds a degrees in Education, Law and Masters degree in Public Administration, all obtained from Makerere University. He is currently pursuing his PhD. He also holds various short certificates.
Masiga has represented Mbale district and Mbale City as chairman board of governors in various schools and his last appointment in schools was as board chairman Mbale School for the Deaf S.S.
He is currently the chairman Bukasajja Health centre iv in Mbale City and has been a researcher on local government programs assessing and training councilors under an arrangement between ACODE and Uganda Local Government Association(ULGA).
He has done research with Oxfam on climatic financing at subnational level family planning, Ministry of Finance on budgets in local governments and previously did some stints with the Electoral commission.
Masiga is a regular columnist with various media houses both online, newspapers, TV and Radio.
Ahamada Washaki, 62, the Resident District Commissioner for Kumi district has been appointed ambassador in charge of mediations. He holds a degree in Social Sciences. He previously worked as chairman LC111 Bungokho sub county where he hails.
When Inzu Yamasaba was embroiled in leadership struggles he was contacted by Ministry for Gender to help mediate and that is how he entered issues of cultural leadership. Before joining local politics as UPC policy commission member, Washaki was also trained in Egypt as a military commando under Uganda National Army ,the equivalent of UPDF now.
Sam Kuloba,61, is the Minister of Education. He previously served as the commissioner Ministry of Education in charge Secondary section. He also once served as the headteacher Mbale SS among other schools.
He holds a degree in education from Makerere University and a masters in Education Management.
Vincent Woboya,54, has been appointed Minister for Disaster and Emergencies. He comes from Budadiri East . Currently he is into Cocoa business in Mayuge and Sironko.
He is the immediate Member of Parliament for Budadiri East. He holds a degree and Masters in social sciences from Makerere University.
He previously worked as sub county chief, deputy CAO Bududa and Principal disaster officer Office of Prime Minister and managed the de-mining process in Acholi land during the LRA insurgency.
Samuel Watulastu Wanendeya,52, has been appointed as envoy global and strategic partnership. He holds a degree in social sciences from Makerere University and a masters in organizational leadership.He and is a PhD student and heavily involved in issues of NGOs work.
Ahamada Wamusitu,74, has been appointed incharge cultural relations with the orient countries. He previously served as councilor Buyobo at Mbale District local government.
Richard Masereje has been appointed as the attorney General. He holds an LLB degree plus a postgraduate diploma from LDC plus a diploma in surveys.
Patrick Merry has been appointed deputy minister and minister for local government. He is a councilor for Bubita subcounty in Bududa and holds an O’level certificate.
He was at some point an acting LCV chairman for Manafwa district.
Domiano Wamimbi has been appointed Deputy Prime and Treasurer Bugisu cultural leadership. He is is a trained agriculturalist and worked with Mbale district local government and NARO. He holds two diplomas-one in veterinary science and another in animal husbandry. He comes from Mutoto Bukasajja.
Dr Namome was appointed as minister for health.
Andrew Masaba has been appointed minister for finance.
Kalid Mansa has been appointed minister for security.
Paul Mwambu has been appointed Agriculture Minister. He is a commissioner at Ministry of Agriculture and holds a masters degree in agriculture from Makerere University.
Moses Kutoi, 57, the mayor Nabumali town council and a holder of BA arts degree from Makerere University has been appointed Minister for Arts and Culture.
Simon Peter Wananzofu,60, is the new Minister for Trade. He once served as the LCV chairman Bulambuli district and at some point a sub county chief and Member of Parliament.
Retired Bishop Patrick Gidudu, the immediate Bishop Mbale Diocese has been appointed in charge inter-cultural and religious affairs. He comes from Bufumbo sub county.
Ritah Namuwenge has been appointed minister for Gender. She is a graduate of IUIU and was at some point the youth councilor Mbale Municipal Council. She currently serves as the national coordinator Emyooga project. Ritah comes from Manafwa District.
Musamali Gerosom has been appointed Minister for media and information.
Allan Makweta has been appointed minister for sports.
Kenneth Wogisha is the minister for Tourism.
Wabuyi Difasi,70, has been appointed minister for lands. He comes from Bufombo.
Former RDC Richard Wambede has been appointed as minister for Umukuka’s office.
Madam Irene Manghali,60, a former deputy RDc Manafwa District has been appointed ambassador incharge mobilization.
Mashate has been appointed envoy in charge government programs.
Wilson Watila Wilson, 59, formerLCV chairman Bududa has been appointed as chairman imbalu and culture board.
Dr. Kosea Wambaka, who was chairman inauguration committee of the Umukuka 111 ceremony which turned out a huge success, has been appointed chairman in charge planning and sustainable development- literally incharge of thinking. He comes from Sironko district.
Davison Wadada has been appointed envoy incharge for fundraising.
Prof Kere from Kenya among the Babukusu of Bamasaaba origin has been appointed incharge diaspora affairs. He comes from Bungoma.
Dr.Slyvester Wokholi is the deputy prime minister and minister for regional cooperation. He comes from Bungoma.
Dr Wache has been appointed special envoy for Bamasaaba under the Kenyan chapter.
Phillip Wanyonyi Wekesa is the incharge resource mobilization under Kenyan chapter.
Mr Benard Nyongesa has been appointed Governance mobilizer under the Kenyan chapter.
Joseph Waningilo has been appointed coordinator Babukusu. He comes from Bungoma.
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