The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Honourable Mathias Mpuuga has today appointed his shadow cabinet for the 2021/2016 term.
With the all cabinet members except those indisposed having taken over their respective offices earlier this week, the Nyendo Nkungwe legislature used Friday afternoon to announce his alternative government.
The appointments are an invocation of the powers the constitution of the republic of Uganda gives him under article 82A(C) and rule 14(2) of the rules of Procedure of Parliament.
The Leader of the Opposition shall in consultation with his/her party leadership appoint a shadow cabinet from members of the Opposition in ParliamentRule 14(2) of Rules of Procedure of Parliament
Ndorwa East MP Wilfred Niwagaba leads the opposition MPs selected to counter their colleagues in government as the Shadow Attorney General. Kampala Woman Representative scoops the Justice and Constitutional Affairs slot as Dr. Abed Bwanika shadows the Agriculture minister.
The shadow minister designate for Presidency and Security is Makindye East’s Nyeko Derrick.
Fresh from triumph in the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus elections, Butambala County’s Muwanga Kivumbi Muhammad is selected for Finance Planning and Economic Development.
It seems Hon. Mpuuga didn’t take Forum for Democratic Change Vice President Proscovia Salamu Musumba’s assurance that the Najjanankubi party wasn’t going to accept positions in the shadow cabinet serious as he appointed seven of their members. Bukonzo West’s Katusabe Atkins headlines the Najjanankubi entourage as shadow minister for public service.
Mawokota South’s Yusuf Nsibambi is set to shadow the Works and Transport minister.
The Democratic Party is also represented as Kyotera District Women Representative Nantongo Fortunate Rose is designated for Gender, Labour and Social Development.
Meanwhile, Uganda Peoples Congress joins chat as the legislator for Erute South Honourable Odur Jonathan is appointed to shadow Vincent Ssempijja in Defence and Veteran Affairs.
NUP, that threw their weight behind NRM Vice chairperson Rebbecca Kadaga in the Speakership elections leaving FDC’s Ibrahim Ssemujju to settle for third position as Jacob Oulanyah won the day has constantly echoed their pledge to ensure opposition parties in Parliament work together.
Read the rest of the shadow cabinet in the attached images