Ramathan Ggoobi takes charge of Finance docket, Batebe handed energy as Museveni shuffles Permanent Secretaries

President Museveni has appointed Mr Ramathan Ggoobi as the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance replacing Keith Muhakanizi who has been moved to the Office of the Prime Minister (PHOTO /Courtesy)

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed, dropped and transferred a number of Permanent Secretaries in a reshuffle announced Thursday July 15.

President Museveni has appointed Mr. Ramathan Ggoobi as the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance replacing Keith Muhakanizi who has been moved to the Office of the Prime Minister.

Dr Diana Atwine has been retained in Ministry of Health in the new reshuffle.

Ms Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye has been appointed as the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet while Ms. Jane Barekye has replaced her as the State House Comptroller.

Nakyobe will be deputised by Deborah Katuramu.


By virtue of the Powers given to the President by Article 174 (2) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint the following as Permanent Secretaries as indicated below:
1. Head of Public Service and – Lucy Nakyobe Secretary to Cabinet

2. Deputy Head of Public Service – Deborah Katuramu And Secretary to Cabinet

3. State House Comptroller – Jane Barekye

4. Principal Private Secretary to – Dr. Kenneth Omona to the President

5. Principal Private Secretary to – Alex Kakooza H.E. the Vice President
6. Office of the Prime Minister – Keith Muhakanizi

7. Office of the President – Yunus Kakande

8. Ministry of Agriculture, Animal – David Kyomukama  Industry and Fisheries Kasura (Maj. Gen.)

9. Ministry of Defence and – Rosette Byengoma Veteran Affairs

10. Ministry of Education and – Kate Lamaro Sports

11. Ministry of Energy and – Batebe Irene
Mineral Development

12. Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Vincent Bagiire

13. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Ramathan Ggoobi

14. Ministry of Gender, Labour and Economic Development

14. Ministry of Gender, Labou and  Aggrey Kibenge

15. Ministry of Health – Dr. Diana Atwiine

16. Ministry of Internal Affairs – Joseph Musanyufu (Lt. Gen)

17. Ministry of Information,
Communication, Technology – Dr. Amina Zawedde

18. Ministry of Justice  Robert Kasande

19. Ministry of Lands, Housing – Dorcas Okalany

20. Ministry of Local Government – Benjamin Kumumanya

21 Ministry of Trade, Industry Geraldine Ssali

22. Ministry of Public Service – Catherine Bitarakwaate

23. Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife – Doreen Katusiime
24. Ministry of Water – Alfred Okidi

25. Ministry of Works – Bageya Waiswa

26. Secretary to the Judiciary – Pius Bigirimana

27. Health Service Commission – Mary T. Wenene

28. Public Service Commission – Dr. Godfrey Mbabazi

29. Judicial Service Commission – Dr. Nassali Lukwago

30. Ministry of Science, Technology
And innovation – Abolished and retired

31. Ministry of East African
Community Affairs – Edith Mwanje

32. Ethics and Integrity – Alex O. Okello
33. Clerk to Parliament – Hon. Adolf Mwesige

34 Inspectorate of Government – Kafeero Rose

35 Education Service Commission – Dr. Asuman Lukwago

Yoweri K. Museveni

15th July, 2021

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