Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ssekandi Appointed as Uganda's Vice-President

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni this Tuesday appointed former speaker of the country’s parliament Edward Ssekandi as the country’s new vice president. Museveni, who was sworn in on May 12 also appointed the outgoing security minister, Amama Mbabazi, Prime Minister. 

Ssekandi replaces Gilbert Bukenya who has been vice president for the past eight years. Mbabazi is the Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). He replaces Apollo Nsibambi who has served as Premier for more than ten years. 

Museveni is expected to name the finance minister and the attorney general later. Other Presidential nominees for ministerial posts will be vetted by the Parliament appointments committee chaired by the new Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.

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