President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Democratic Party Chairman General, Nobert Mao, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
The Democratic Party Chairman General, Norbert Mao has been appointed Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs by President Yoweri Museveni.
“By virtue of the authority conferred on the president by Articles 113(1) and 114(1) of the constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint persons below as Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State,” Museveni said in a signed document making rounds on social media.
Others appointed include the Sports minister for State, Hon Hamson Obua who has been appointed the government Chief Whip in Parliament replacing Thomas Tayebwa who resigned from the position to become Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
Beatrice Akello Akori the Woman Member of Parliament for Agago has been appointed the Minister of State for Economic Monitoring Office of the President.
Peter Ogwang has been appointed Minister of State for Education and Sports.
Mao’s appointment comes only a day after he met with President Museveni and inked a deal to work together.
The two met on Wednesday at the State House in Entebbe at an event that was also attended by the Secretary Generals of the two political parties, Richard Todwong for NRM and Gerald Siranda for DP.
In a statement via his social media handle, Museveni confirmed the meeting but said the signed agreement was aimed to build cooperation between the two parties.
“I met with Democratic Party President Norbert Mao at State House Entebbe. We signed a cooperation agreement between the NRM and the DP. I salute the DP leadership for this gesture of mature, foresighted and constructive politics,” Museveni said on Wednesday.
He said despite being on the opposite end, DP continues to stand out. He said the party flows in his veins.
“Although DP has been in the opposition, they have not been destructive. They criticise but are not destructive. You know the history. I keep telling you that DP without Museveni is not a serious group because I was a very active member of DP,” Museveni added.
On his part, the DP man commended the President for being a cooperative leader. He said he is determined to even entice his party colleagues into loving the relationship.
“You must look for them wherever they are in all the political parties and in all the corners of Uganda. This is a living document. It has to continue growing and we have signed it in a good faith,” Mao said.