Museveni appoints wife education minister


Uganda’s veteran leader Yoweri Museveni named a new cabinet on Monday that retained his prime minister and ministers in the key energy and finance jobs while giving the education portfolio to his wife.

Uganda's long-time president Yoweri Museveni, 71, left, and his wife Janet Museveni, right, attend his inauguration ceremony in the capital Kampala, Uganda Thursday, May 12, 2016. Museveni was sworn in for a fifth term taking him into his fourth decade in power, amid arrests of opposition politicians and a shutdown of social media. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
Uganda’s long-time president Yoweri Museveni, 71, left, and his wife Janet Museveni, right, attend his inauguration ceremony in the capital Kampala, Uganda Thursday, May 12, 2016. Museveni was sworn in for a fifth term taking him into his fourth decade in power, amid arrests of opposition politicians and a shutdown of social media. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

Museveni, 71, who has ruled the east African country for 30 years, was declared winner of the February presidential election with 60 percent of the vote and sworn in for a new term on May 12. Most of his main ministers were reappointed.

His main rival Kizza Besigye rejected the results and called the election a sham, citing widespread rigging, intimidation by security forces and use of state funds to bribe voters.

Tensions have been simmering since the February poll, with Besigye kept under virtual house arrest for several weeks while security clashed with his supporters on multiple occasions.

On May 13, Besigye was charged with treason after a mock ceremony in which his party said he had been sworn in as Uganda’s president. He has been in detention since.

In the new line-up, Museveni reappointed his Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and maintained Matia Kasaija and Irene Muloni as the important finance and energy ministers respectively.

Museveni’s wife Janet Museveni was named as the new minister of education and sports, usually a coveted portfolio in Uganda because it takes one of the largest chunks of the annual budget.

Andrew Karamagi, a human rights lawyer and political commentator told Reuters the new cabinet’s selection criteria appeared based on a need to balance varied ethnic and religious interests to maintain a broad base of political support.

Many of the new faces were in smaller ministries or as ministers of state.

“It’s less about performance, about delivery, about citizens,” Karamagi said.

Government spokesman Shaban Bantariza rejected the accusation, saying Museveni was certain about his appointees’ merits. Reuters

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  • Amanaka eho

  • Museveni and Mugabe are on the same ship that runs the country like their family oooh shame

  • and i thot zim was worse. this is some next level shite

  • Sometimes it really makes u wonder if Africa is actually cursed or what…this is way beyond sadness.

    • Mucha Maku If you check in the bible , those cursed children who laughed at their drunken father migrated to Africa after the fall of the Tower….. Trust me, this is not normal.

  • vakunyatsooda kuba mari zvee

  • Ichi ndochimwe handimbochidi kana ka1 iko kugara chakapfeka sun hate nemuna June muno Aaaaaa zvakaoma izvi

  • who keep voting for those old clueless leaders

  • Izvozvi pamwe wife yacho chidhuura zvacho chisina one subject paO level !!
    And you expect Africa to develop?

  • Vakoma ka zvakaoma hazvo

  • Kkkkkkkk she is too old

  • Wellcome to Africa ;(;(;(

  • Cry Africa cry

  • Africa ichagara irikumasure and vanhu vatema vanoda kutongwa nemurungu pasina izvozvo ivo havakwanise kuita zvinemusoro

  • Mwana wake mukuru wemasoja apa mukadzi education minister, kuita madiro nenyika

  • Tinonyanyotya regai vaite zvavanoda

  • Handiti dzakambopindura journalist dzichiti , “I don’t keya what the people say . I’m not working for everyone , I’m working for my grundchildren . I’m working for my children. ” Saka hazvishamise .

  • Madness at its best

  • Ehoi

  • Aaa africa

  • dats african leaders

  • Congratulations to the new minister of education but I think she was suppose to be the vice president #justsaying

  • Africa and its selfish and heartless leaders

  • Doomed. They say hell is somewhere up there, BIG NOOOOO!!! Its here in Africa, as we are ruled by lucifer’s children

  • Madictators ndoobasa ravo vanenge votora nyika kuita business ravo, taking in son and wife in the cabinet.

  • beyond no reasonable doubt Africa is cursed

  • Africa is not poor but poorly managed

  • l blame Mugabe for influencing him to do like him

  • Why can’t they kill that fucker like they did to Gadaffi and Sadam??😡😡

  • Africa so

  • Ok.

  • KKK

  • What problem do we have as African?
    We do the the unthinkable for the worse. ….

  • That is the beggining of mismanagement,corruption and neportism which leads the downfall of the nation

  • Some African States are still in 1700

  • this is africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Africa needs to be colonized again*********************

    • kkk no one wants to colonise anymore. There is nothing to colonise for kkk

    • I think the new generation needs to enlighten the old boys, if you stay put they perform the way they always known to perform which might be not what you like. Hamuna zvivindi stand up for your rights and enlighten these guys, its your future not theirs.

  • Is it asking too much if we plead for the white race to recolonise us again😀😀😀

  • Ok

  • African leaders they take presdnt lke a way to find money with it and lke a fmly thnkin.presdnt is not lke a headman give others a chances

  • i hope Trump wins the American elections and put a stop to this nonsense

  • Africa Is Not Poor But It Is Poorly Managed.

  • Imi Tibvireipo!!!!!Did President Mugabe Appoint Bona To Be Minister??

    Museveni Appointed His Wife to be Minister Of Education.

    Did President Mugabe Appoint Bona To Be CEO of Mbada/Marange Diamonds????

    President Dos Santos Appointed His Daughter To Be Head of State Oil.

    So Don’t Compare President Mugabe With Other Leaders HE IS A TRUE,OPEN AND INTELLIGENT LEADER.

    • With all that intelligence, Zimbabweans r languishing in utter poverty, ironic

    • Mhata yako Mugabe is corrupt full stop

    • Guys,I think you Misunderstood The OBJECTIVE of my comment.

      I was just hinting out that Mugabe Didnt Appoint his Family to be In Cabinet or Big Positions in Society.If He was really Corrupt then his family Wuld be Controlling 90% of our resources.

    • pawazoti ,he is intelligent ndopawakanganisa ,

    • He is a clever thief chete he doesnt appoint his immediate family to key posts but he uses people like Wicknell and others like Gideon Gono to steal on his behalf then they share the loot.He knows that Zimbos wont accept Bona ;Chatunga or Grace as a reserve bank governer or finance minister so he puts stupid Mangudya there to do yhe looting for them wake up vana veZimbabwe.

    • Don’t b ridiculous Tinashy C. Matereke,Mugabe is in control of all Zim resources 100%

    • @King Van Tangwena Pana Mangudya Apo I think waita Mistake shaz,I hav known Mangudya Ever since he was CEO weCBZ,He is a Gud,caring and understanding person.He is just a victim of circumstances if u say he is Bad.

    • @Je Suis Loco Yes But As Head of State ka.

    • He is not clever, how educated is Patrick Zhuwao? How did his wife find that degree, same fanana

    • He is not clever, how educated is Patrick Zhuwao? How did his wife find that degree, same fanana

  • What else do u expect from such despots!

  • Africa kills itself

  • The ID10T

    Cry, my beloved continent!

  • kozvaanenge murume wani

    • Kkkkkk,vatori matwins chaiwo …boyz to men kkkkkk

  • simbarashe hatirekipashi

    Matereke, are you that dull? Who appointed Zhuwao?

  • These African Leaders are so obsessed with that they end up making funny decisions and too many Bedroom Coups

  • So obsessed with power meant to say

  • Kkkkk Yaaaa wuriiii Africa, Africa, pakaipa hwatova humambo chaihwo…Jesu dzokayi kani Africa yatiremera sechitunha…Zvakaoma!!!!

  • Trump arukuti kudii nazvo

  • Kusvika mati Yowe

  • Dokora weku uganda

  • tee cee

    madictator akaoma hawo aar

  • In my country run by Mr Mugabe of Singapore .only one tribe shines brighter than other tribes.MASH TRIBE:
    Did you know. You can only find a talented soccer star in Mash
    You can only find good musicians in Mash
    Security guards in Mash
    Zim Ministers are from Mash and other tribes are just deputies
    Ambassadors to other countries are from Mash
    So Mugabe like Museveni are both azzholes

  • Tinashy C. Matereke.hauzive zvauri kutaura coz muface anonzi Hluwayo,Leo mug**e,Sabina,Philip havasi family yaBob here?other wise u are blind folded. Or brain washed neZanu Pf yako.

  • Mugabe vs Museven

  • Tɦat’s ʏ Aʄʀɨċa աɨʟʟ ʀɛʍaɨռ ʟɨҡɛ tɦɨs.

  • Africa full of dictators.

  • Eish African dictatorship ,runs Uganda like a village

  • Africa nd it’s people agrisive into njanjasity gigotism to poponjayi hamuzvizive here. Chashamisa chii, syjwenjula?

  • Is leadership sexualy transmitted

  • Ko iko kuchembera nhai

  • Yowee

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