By Spy Uganda
Kampala: On July 23, 2020, President Museveni appointed Ms Kanyike as State Minister for Disabilities and Elderly who was Lord mayor’s deputy and a secretary for Gender designate at city hall Kampala that left Lukwago nursing wounds of heart attack.
A month after, Kanyike this week was sworn in officially as a minister, an event that took place at State House Entebbe presided over by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who said that the spirit of service delivery should aim higher than political party differences and that’s the reason he appointed Sarah Kanyike as State Minister for Disabilities and Elderly.
President Museveni, via his Facebook and twitter handle on Monday, said that he was happy that Ms Kanyike exhibited focus when chosen to take the ministerial job.
“I am happy with people like Ms Kanyike who put the problems of the people ahead of party differences. What Uganda needs is unity aimed at serving our people,” Museveni said.
He referred to the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago as “my son” and said he empathised with him for losing his deputy.
“I want to express sympathy to my son Lukwago (Erias) who almost got a heart attack because I captured a big fish from my old party (DP),” Museveni said.
In the same vein, the Cabinet Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development in the Ugandan Cabinet Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze poured congratulations onto Ms, Sarah Kanyike as a mark for togetherness and unity while serving the nation.
Congratulations indeed to her and I welcome her to @Mglsd_UG and to the wider social devt & labour relations sector. Thank you Hon Florence for standing in for us as a ministry at the swearing in ceremony of our colleague presided over by H.E @KagutaMuseveni https://t.co/GHP8IDcyVJ
— Frank K Tumwebaze,MP : Psalms 124 : 1-8 (@FrankTumwebazek) August 24, 2020
Tumwebaze channeled his congratulatory message through his twitter handle where he tweeted, ” Congratulations indeed to her and I welcome her to @Mglsd_UG and to the wider social devt & labour relations sector. Thank you Hon Florence for standing in for us as a ministry at the swearing in ceremony of our colleague presided over by H.E @KagutaMuseveni”