Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday swore in the new country’s chief justice, his deputy and newly appointed ministers.

Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe was the first to be sworn in a ceremony officiated by the acting Chief Registrar Isaac Muwata at State House Entebbe, 40km south of the capital, Kampala.
He was followed by Justice Steven Kavuma, the new deputy chief Justice, before the new cabinet and state ministers took their oaths in the presence of Museveni.
The new ministers who sworn in are Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi, the minister for information and national guidance minister, Evelyn Anite, the state minister for youth, David Bahati, the state minister for planning and Chris Baryomunsi, minister of state for health among others.
The newly appointees were on Wednesday approved by the Parliamentary appointments committee in Kampala in fulfillment of the Constitution requirement.
President Museveni on March 5 appointed Katureebe and Kavuma as the new chief justice and deputy chief justice respectively following a two year vacuum since the positions fell vacant.
The 64 year old Katureebe who has been a Justice of the Supreme Court replaces Benjamin Odoki who retired in March 2013 after clocking the mandatory 70 year retirement age and Justice Kavuma who had been acting Chief Justice and deputy Chief Justice for two years, replaces Justice Constance Kobusingye Byamugisha who died on March 2013. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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