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Museveni names FDC Deputy President Minister

Owek. Joyce Ssebugwawo has been appointed Minister for Information in New Museveni cabinet (PHOTO /Courtesy)

KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni has named Forum For Democratic Change Deputy party Joyce Ssebugwawo as he released his new cabinet for a sixth term in office.

Ms. Joyce Ssebugwawo has been appointed
Minister of State for Information,
Communication Technology and
National Guidance. She will work under Kikiizi West MP Chris Baryomunsi who has been appointed Minister for Information,
Communication Technology and
National Guidance.

Joyce Nabbosa is the FDC Deputy President has until May been Mayor for Rubaga Division in Kampala.

She also served as National Chairperson of Forum for Democratic Change.

She was also a former minister in the Buganda government where she worked as a Minister for women, community work and mobilization.

Owek. Joyce Ssebugwawo has replaced Mr. Peter Ogwang who has appointed Minister of State, Office of the President (Economic Monitoring).

Publicly, without mentioning names or dropping pointers, President Museveni subtly admited he is talking and working with some opposition people but privately, insider sources say, he has built nothing less than an empire of followers within the opposition.

On May 24, the ruling NRM muscled through parliament their choices for Speaker Jacob Oulanyah and his deputy Anita Annet Among with jubilant celebration after beating off stiff challenge from the opposition-backed former speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Speaking in the immediate aftermath of that victory, at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, President Yoweri Museveni revealed that
he was on good talking terms with two grand old opposition political parties; the Democratic Party and Uganda People’s Congress.

Museveni’s revelation jolted some FDC members who wondered how deep the NRM chairman had infiltrated their party. However, to some insiders, Museveni’s announcement didn’t come as a surprise. According to highly placed sources at the Najjanankumbi-based party, tensions within the party hierarchy have been bubbling for months, triggered largely by allegations that some top-tier officials are clandestinely dealing with President Museveni.

Additional reporting by the Observer

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