The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed the Democratic Party president Nobert Mao as the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
Mao was not the only appointed in these series of appointments. Hon Hanson Obua who has previously been the state minister of sports has been appointed the government chief whip.
The woman MP for Agago district Hon Akello Beatrice has been appointed Minister of State for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President. Hon Ogwang Peter the MP for Ngariam County in Katakwi district has been appointed the Minister of State for Education and Sports.
Museveni through his Twitter page revealed that by the powers vested in him by the Constitution, he has bestowed these appointees in the respective offices.
The development comes after President Museveni met with Nobert Mao yesterday. The two signed a working agreement thathas attracted widespread criticismof the former presidential aspirant.
Mao while addressing Museveni said that the President had taken a bold step towards this occasion. He further tasked Museveni to look for all the patriots around the country in order to work with them.
“This is a continuation of the journey that started even before some of us were born. Your excellency, you now have the historical opportunity to gather patriots that are scattered all over Uganda. You must look for them wherever they are because they are in all corners of Uganda. These are things I believe will be enjoyed most by unborn children,” said Mao.
Museveni also saluted Mao for the gesture of mature,foresighted and constructive politics.
A number of political figures especially in the opposition have come out to express their disappointment in this move. Some of these concluded how they have always known that Mao is government mole in the Opposition disguised in green but wearing NRM’s yellow inside.
Mao however defended his move saying that this is to take the country forward. Besides the party will continue operating independently and not as a branch of the NRM.