President Museveni’s reshuffles have bitten again this time sending seven permanent secretaries into retirement.
After invoking the powers invested in his office under Article 99, 172(1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and the Uganda Public Service Standing Order (A-n), the president first made his decision public on his twitter page.
Kintu Gawatude topped the list of the officers sacked on twitter as she bids farewell to the Office of the Prime Minister. She will be replaced by Keith Muhakanizi who has been PS, Ministry of Finance. As Muhakanizi moves into the OPM, Makerere University Business School (MUBs) don, Ramathan Ggoobi will take on the mantle as the new secretary to the treasury.
Jessica Alupo will have a new principal private secretary with Kivumbi Lutaaya bidding farewell to the government paycheque. Kivumbi will hand over office to Alex Kakooza.
Still speaking matters retirement Agricultural ministry’s Pius Wakabi’s call of duty is done. President Museveni entrusts Maj Gen David Kyomukama to take over from Mr. Wakabi.
The Thursday night announcement also swept ministry of Internal Affairs P.S Benon Mutambi. In familiar president Museveni way, the appointing authority entrusts another soldier in Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu to take over from Mutambi. Musanyufu served as Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF before he was freed of his role in the latest army reshuffle.
The Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation slot has been abolished as David Ebong is retired.
Other officers retired
After close to a decade of serving Parliament diligently, Jane Kibirige has been retired by the president. Having retired from elective politics, former Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs Adolf Mwesige came under the spot in recent weeks after writing to the president to consider him for the vacant Uganda Human Rights Commission role. The president listened to his plea to serve and he’ll go back to the House as it’s Clerk.
Meanwhile it is a new dawn at the Foreign Affairs Ministry as Ambassador Patrick Mugoya joins Sam Kutesa in retirement. Maj. Gen Jeje Odongo will be working with Vincent Bagiire who comes in for Mugoya.
The president said he retired the officers in public interest.