President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has with immediate effective sacked Amama Mbabazi as Prime Minister of Uganda and appointed Health Minister, Ruhakana Ruganda as new minister.
The Government spokesperson, Mr Ofwono Opondo has confirmed the latest reshuffle in cabinet.
“President Yoweri Museveni has today with immediate effective sacked Hon Amama Mbabazi as Prime Minister and appointed Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, formerMinister of Health as the new minister,” Ofwono Opondo told the press.
Ofwono has said the reschuffle has only affected the Prime Minister’s office, “No other minister has been affected”.
Asked if there are any reasons for the reshuffle, the spokesperson said “The President doesn’t need to give any reason for reshuffling his cabinet”.
He said Mbabazi had made an undertaking that if appointed Prime Minister, he would relinquish the office of the General Secretary so that he allows someone to be full time.
“Three years down the road, he went back on his word,” Ofwono explained that it could have provocated the decision of the president.