New Ministers Arrive at Parliament for Vetting – The Ankole Times

New Ministers Arrive at Parliament for Vetting

Monday, March 25, 2024
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Maureen Atuhaire
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Dr. Kenneth Omona and Hon. Florence Nambozo arrived at Parliament with smiles on their faces, ready for the vetting process. Their appointments as Ministers of State for Northern Uganda and Karamoja Affairs, respectively, marked a significant step in the government’s regional representation efforts.

The atmosphere was congenial as Hon. Lillian Aber and Hon. Phiona Nyamutoro exchanged pleasantries upon their arrival at Parliament. Both had been recently appointed to ministerial positions in the cabinet reshuffle. Hon. Lillian Aber, representing Kitgum Woman MP, assumed the role of Minister of State for relief, disaster preparedness, and refugees, while Hon. Phiona Nyamutoro, the National Female Youth MP, was designated as the Minister of State for minerals.

Among the notable figures present was Gen. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, the former Chief of Defence Forces, who had been nominated as the Minister of State for Trade. His presence added a sense of gravitas to the proceedings, reflecting the government’s commitment to a diverse leadership team.

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Balaam Ateenyi, the presidential nominee for the Minister of State for Gender, Labour, and Social Development (Youth and Children Affairs), also made his way into the parliamentary building, signaling readiness for the vetting process. The arrival of Speaker Anitah Among, accompanied by Sergeant-at-Arms Ahmed Kagoye, further underscored the importance of the occasion.

This morning, the spotlight falls on the Appointments Committee, chaired by Speaker Among, as they commence the vetting of the newly appointed ministers. Hon. Lilian Aber wasted no time in expressing her gratitude, posting a message of thanks for the successful vetting process. Her acknowledgment extended to Rt. Hon. Anitah Among and the entire committee for their diligent work in ensuring a thorough scrutiny of ministerial nominees.

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