President Yoweri Museveni is meeting his old cabinet for the last time. The last cabinet meeting is currently taking place at State House, Entebbe.
For the first time since COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda, all the 78 cabinet and state ministers are expected to attend the last cabinet meeting where Museveni will officially bid farewell to them before ‘dissolution.’ Museveni is expected to appoint a new cabinet soon after swearing in as a reelected president on May 12th.
According to a source within the State House, President Museveni will chair the last cabinet meeting and later dine with his ministers in what has been termed as the “last supper.”
During the 12th April cabinet meeting, Museveni wished his ministers “good luck” saying the next cabinet sitting [3rd May] will be to wrap up government business ahead of the new government. Museveni has not reshuffled his cabinet since appointing them in December 2019.
Among the cabinet decisions approved by ministers during the 12th April meeting include; Approval of the Mining and Minerals Bill, 2021 whose objective is to strengthen the Legal and Regulatory Framework for the Licensing and Development of the Mineral Sector; to ensure efficient, equitable, accountable and transparent management of Mineral revenues etc.