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Uganda’s new vice president, PM sworn in

Uganda’s new vice president, PM sworn in

Yoweri Museveni has sworn in as Uganda’s president last month. A similar official ceremony for the prime minister and dozens of ministers has taken place as well on June 21.

In the capital Kampala, Museveni presided over the swearing-in ceremony on Monday. Vice President Jessica Alupo, Prime Minister and leader of government business in parliament Robinah Nabbanja, cabinet and state ministers at Kololo Independence Grounds have sworn to serve the country.

Ms Alupo, former minister of education, replaced sacked Edward Ssekandi, and Nabbanja, former health minister in charge of general duties, replaced Ruhakana Rugunda.

Commenting on the taking an office, President Museveni promised that this cabinet should decisively push Uganda into middle-income status.

“We have the issue of coronavirus but we shall resolve and deal with it decisively,” added Museveni, saying this government must be able to deliver service.

Museveni, who was sworn in on May 12 for his sixth five-year term in office, appointed on June 9 an 81-member cabinet, sacked 37 former ministers, reshuffled and named new ones.