By Spy Uganda
Kampala: National Resistance Movement party chairman dubbed elected President of Uganda 2021-2026, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday revealed that soon is announcing his Vice and Prime Minister ahead of his six-term.
Museveni revealed these yesterday evening while addressing a group of members of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus at Kololo Independence Grounds where he said that he is also in preparations of announcing his new cabinet for vetting by the Appointments Committee.
Before the January 2021 general election, Museveni’s cabinet had a total of 79 Ministers, out of which 29 were Ministers while 50 were State Ministers. Now, in the new term, Museveni asked the caucus to allow him to add on one ministerial slot broadening the cabinet from the current 79 to 80 ministers which MPs okayed.
“I am only asking for one slot of a State Minister to raise the number from 79 to 80. Those who agree to say aye,” Museveni asked MPs before they overwhelmingly said a big yes.
Museveni appealed to the NRM Parliamentary caucus to support the proposed new number when a motion is finally presented on the floor of parliament.
Do You Know The Responsibilities Of Vice President, Prime Minister Museveni Is Yet To Name? See Below
The Vice President
According to the 1995 constitution, the primary responsibility of the Vice President of Uganda is to be ready at a moment’s notice to assume the Presidency if the President is unable to perform his duties. This can be because of the President’s death, resignation, or temporary incapacitation, or if the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet judge that the President is no longer able to discharge the duties of the presidency.
The Vice-President is second in Uganda’s command chain. Below the Vice President is the Prime Minister who is Co-Coordinator of Government and Head of Cabinet in Parliament.
The Prime Minister
The Prime Minister of Uganda chairs the Cabinet of Uganda, although the president is the effective head of government. Ruhakana Rugunda has been the prime minister since 18 September 2014.
The post of Prime Minister was created for the first time in 1962. In 1966, Prime Minister Milton Obote suspended the Constitution, abolished the post of Prime Minister, and declared himself President. In 1980, the post of Prime Minister was re-established.