We Are Maximising Unity — M7 On Appointing Opposition Ministers
President Museveni has said that appointing ministers from the opposition parties is one way of forging political unity.
Addressing cabinet yesterday at State House after the swearing in ceremony, president Museveni defended his decision of appointing opposition legislators as ministers.
President of Uganda Federal Alliance and former MP for Rubaga North, Betty Kamya is the new minister for Kampala City Council Authority, UPC’s Betty Amongi will head Lands, Housing & Urban Development ministry while Mrs. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, is the state Minister for Youth and Children Affairs.
“We have also aimed at maximizing unity of the country. That is why we brought in few people from the opposition so that we can see how to maximise political unity of the country,” Museveni argued.
He reiterated his earlier stance that this cabinet will push Uganda into the middle income status, his primary goal for this term in office.
“This is the cabinet that will take Uganda to the middle income status,” Museveni stated.
“I will not tolerate anybody who delays to make a decision which can be made. No delaying in decision making especially those involving decision making.”