Thursday, May 25, 2006

Shadow DP Health Minister praises sacking of Health Bosses

In his first official briefing as Shadow DP Minister for Health and Human Services, Dr. Bayigga Lulume has commended the sacking of Health Ministers, Jim Muhwezi, Dr. Robert Kamugisha (Primary Health Care) and Capt. Mike Mukula (General Duties). Dr. Bayigga noted that their testimony at the GF Inquiry showed how detached the ministerial team was from the welfare of the common man, an environment that encouraged plunder of GF funds. All 3 were at the center of the controversial Global Fund scandal that misappropriated more than $200 million. General Muhwezi, a long time protege of President Museveni who took some directives from the President and his wife, Ruhama MP Janet Museveni was promised a new posting if the Global Fund report now being drafted absolved him of blame. Rukungiri district home to both Muhwezi and FDC President Kizza Besigye has another MP Paula Turyahikayo (Rubabo) on the list of those likely to be recommended for prosecution. Cpt Mukula is being lined up for posting as High Commissioner to the UK according to the Uganda Weekly Observer, while Dr. Kamugisha a former CA candidate (Rujumbura) (1994) and former High Commissioner to Kenya is retiring from active politics.

DP USA Annual meeting kicks on Dallas, TX

The annual DP USA summer meeting kicks off Saturday in Dallas TX. Members are being hosted by DP Texas Chairman, Sebastian Lwanga. Party business includes a confidential working paper sent by DP President General Sebaana Kizito. The party rejuvenation program has evolved into working papers prepared by different working groups. DP Texas is the second largest DP branch in the United States, behind California.

Masaka by-election today

Voters in Masaka district elect a Woman District MP. Agnes Mayanja is carrying the flag for the Democratic Party. DP MPs led by Matia Nsubuga Bireke descended into Uganda's former breadbasket to canvass for Agnes Mayanja.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

DP Shadow Cabinet

President: John Sebaana Kizito
Vice President and Minister of Education:Rainer Kafire
International & Regional Affairs: Dr. Richard Ebil Ottoo
Finance, Planning & Econ Dev: Sarah Kanyike Ssebaggala
National Security and Resettlement: Norbert Mao
Trade, Industry and Tourism: Issa Kikungwe
Local Government: Besweri Kezaala
Lands, Water & Environment: Mathias Nsubuga
Internal Affairs: John Kawanga
Health: Dr. Bayigga Lulume
Cooperatives & Rural Development: Deo Hasubi Njoki
Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries: Prof. Joseph Mukiibi
Works & Transport: John Mugisha
Information: Betty Nambooze
Housing: Fred Mwesigwa
Legal Affairs: Erias Lukwago
Energy: Sebuliba Mutumba

Other appointments:

Jude Mbabaali: Personal Assistant to DP President.