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Revealed: Why Museveni is stuck with cabinet reshuffle

by James Ateenyi

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has delayed to announce his Cabinet reshuffle because certain key positions is yet to be be filled it has emerged.

Museveni was expected to name his next government shortly after supreme court ruling but the decision has so far been shelved leaving many officials anxious.

According to State House highly placed sources, the president is still winding up with consultation some of the individuals to constitute his Cabinet.

Sources told this website that one of the key positions is that of Vice President after it emerged that Mr Museveni is set to part ways with Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi who served as country since 2011.

Sources said the President has already indicated to Mr Sekandi that he intends to remove him from the position. Other sources have told this website that Mr Sekandi indicated to the President that he already wants to retire.

However, this is said to have caused a dilemma to the President as he is not sure of who to replace him with.

Sources revealed that Mr Museveni is toying with the idea of handing the vice presidency to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. However, it has emerged that Ms Kadaga would wish to remain Speaker after expressing concern that the vice presidency is largely ceremonial.

This website has also learnt that president Museveni want to use this opportunity to reward some individuals whom he considered instrumental in removal of age limit.

One of them is Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi, the mover of the age limit petition. Sources said Mr Magyezi’s appointment as the minister is a foregone conclusion.

The other is Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Anywar. Since crossing from FDC, Ms Anywar has been openly flirting with NRM and is open to being appointed a minister.

Also being considered for a Cabinet position is Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa. She mobilised NRM MPs during the age limit petition and even held a party at her home in Kiboga district to celebrate the Constitutional Court ruling.

Amidst all these, however, is that the President is still buying time on the next Cabinet list, which sources say is expected to be released anytime soon.

The current cabinet was named in 2016 and in it, he has since only replaced Gen Henry Tumukunde with Gen Elly Tumwine as security minister.

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