Re-appointments of serving ministers from Bunyoro strategic for 2026 elections, leaders say

Bunyoro has maintained good trends of huge support for the ruling NRM government in the elections of recent decades.

Bunyoro: Local leaders in the Bunyoro subregion have attributed the re-appointments of ministers from Bunyoro as a strategic plan for the 2026 elections.

On Friday, March 22, 2024, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni reshuffled his cabinet, which saw all ministers from Bunyoro retain their positions and the appointment of events promoter Dr. Balaam Barugahara.

The ministers from Bunyoro who were reappointed are: Buyanja County MP Matia Kasaija as Minister of Finance for the third consecutive term; Kakumiro district Woman MP Robinah Nabbanja as Prime Minister for the second term; Bugangaizi West MP Fred Byamukama as State Minister in Charge of Transport; Mary Grace Mugasa as State Minister for Public Service; and Balaam Barugahara as State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs.

Godwin Angalia Kasigwa, the Kibaale Resident District Commissioner, said that the appointments are part of the reward for these ministers for their committed service and selflessness.

‘’All ministers from Bunyoro were reappointed as part of a reward for their committed service and selflessness.’’

Robert Akugizibwe, a councillor representing Kijura in Masindi Central Division, said that Balaam deserves his appointment because he is a down-to-earth man.

‘’He is a social and free man who supports all categories of people and has been empowering youth projects; I think he deserves the appointment.’’

Akigizibwe believes that the appointment of Balaam will boost the establishment of Bunyoro Public University, mostly Masindi College, since leaders have disagreed on land where the university will sit.

Donald Bategeka, the proprietor of Mandela Secondary School Hoima, said the appointment of Balaam has come at the right time since he is still a youth and has been involved in youth projects in Bunyoro.

‘’Besides being a music promoter, Balaam has encouraged and empowered the youth in this country, and I know his appointment is an added advantage to the youth in this country.’’

The Kibaale Town Council LC3 Chairperson, Joseph Saazi, asserts that the re-appointments are an eye-opener to voters because these leaders are good for lobbying purposes.

‘’The reappointments are an eye opener to voters because these leaders are good for lobbying purposes.’’

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Rt Hon. Nabbanja Robinah was warmly welcomed home on Friday after Thursday’s cabinet reshuffle.

A big convoy of excited Boda Boda cyclists, drivers, and a cross section of supporters welcomed Nabbanja 2 km to Kakumiro Town on her way to officiate at the climax of the National Sanitation Week held at Kakumiro district headquarters.

Kakumiro residents also commend the president for appointing and retaining their daughter and leader as Prime Minister, saying she is serving the expectations of Ugandans.

Bunyoro has maintained good trends of huge support for the ruling NRM government in the elections of recent decades.

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