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Full list of dropped and appointed Uganda cabinet and state ministers 2016-2021

The President of Uganda his excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally appointed the long waited  list of cabinet ministers that will work with him in his 5th term from the year 2016 to 2021. Most of the appointments were worth; some were new while others have been in cabinet for a while. Some were given ministries basing on their capabilities while others were given ministries basing on their loyalty.

The most of the ministers who were defeated in the parliamentary elections were dropped including honorable Chrispus Kiyonga who has been serving as Cabinet minister of defense, Minister Daudi Migereko of land and housing, minister Jessica Alupo of education. Minister Major General Kahinda Otafiire retained his Cabinet seat even though he was defeated in the concluded elections as the minister of justice and constitutional affairs.

The top executive was not changed; Hon Ruhakana Rugunda remained the prime minister while Hon Edward Ssekandi remained the vice president. Moses Ali remained 1st deputy prime minister and the leader of government business in parliament.


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Mama Janet Museveni, the first lady who retired from the active politics after refusing to stand for the Member of Parliament Ruhaama constituency after his 2nd term in office has been brought back to life with the Ministry of Education and sports. Hon. Betty Namisango Kamya appointed the minister of kampala and will work together with Al Hajji Erias Lukwago Ssalongo and Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi.

The most loved Minister Father Simon Lukodo has kept with his seat as the minister of miniskirts, Ethics and Integrity, while Henry Tumukunde has been appointed as the minister of security. To see the list of those who were dropped in the Cabinet, check at the end of this list.

Here is the full list of new cabinet and state ministers.

1. The vice president ─ H.E Hon. Kiwanuka Edward Ssekandi

Cabinet Ministers

1. Prime Minister ─ Hon Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda

2. 1st Deputy Prime Minister & deputy leader of gov’t business in parliament ─ Gen. Moses Ali

3. 2nd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African affairs ─ Hon. Kirunda Kivejinja

4. Minister of Education and Sports ─ Hon. Museveni Janet Kataaha

5. Minister of public service ─ Hon. Muruli Mukasa

6. Minister of trade, Industry & Cooperatives ─ Hon. Kyambadde Amelia Anne

7. Minister of Internal Affairs ─ Gen. Jeje Odongo

8. Minister of agriculture, animal industry & fisheries ─ Hon. Ssempijja Vincent Bamugalangaki

9. Minister of finance and economic planning ─ Hon. Kasaija Matia

10. Minister of foreign affairs ─ Hon. Sam Kutessa Kahamba

11. Minister of health ─ Dr. Aceng Jane

12. Minister of works and transport ─ Engineer Ntege Azuba

13. Minister of lands, housing & urban development ─ Hon. Amongi Betty

14. Minister of water & environment─ Hon. Cheptoris Sam

15. Minister of justice & constitutional affairs ─ Maj. Gen.Kahinda Otafiire

16. Attorney general (advocate) ─ Mr. Byaruhanga William

17. Minister of defense and Veteran affairs─ Hon. Mwesige Adolf

18. Minister of local government ─ Hon. Butime Tom

19. Minister for Karamoja affairs ─ Hon. Byabagambi John

20. Minister of energy and minerals ─ Hon. Muloni Irene

21. Minister of information, ICT & Communications ─ Hon. Tumwebaze Frank

22. Minister for science, technology and innovation ─ Dr. Tumwesigye Elioda

23. Minister in charge of general duties/office of prime minister ─ hon. Busingye Mary Karooro Okurut

24. Minister of Disaster and Preparedness & refugees ─ Hon. Onek Hilary

25. Minister of tourism, Wildlife & antiquities ─ Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu

26. Minister for the presidency ─ Hon. Mbayo Esther Mbulakubuza

27. Minister of security ─ Lt. Gen. Tumukunde Henry

28. Minister without portfolio ─ Hajji Nadduli

29. Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority ─ Hon. Kamya Betty

30. Government chief whip – Hon. Nankabirwa sentamu Ruth

31. Minister of gender, labour & Social affairs ─ Hon. Mukwaya Janat

Read: List of Cabinet Ministers appointed by Dr. Kizza Besigye

Ministers of state

Office of the president:

1. Minister of state for ─ hon. Kasirivu Baltazah Atwoki

2. Minister of state for ethics and integrity ─ Hon. Lokodo Simon

Office of the vice president:

3. Minister of state vice president’s office ─ Hon. Onzima Alex

Office of the prime minister:

4. Minister of state for relief and disaster preparedness ─ hon. Ecweru Musa Francis

5. Minister of state for Northern Uganda ─ Hon. Kwiyuucwiny Grace

6. Minister of state for Karamoja ─ Hon. Kizige Moses

7. Minister of State for Luwero Triangle ─ Hon. Galabuzi Dennis ssozi

8. Minister of state for Teso Affairs ─ Hon. Akiror Agnes

9. Minister of state for Bunyoro affairs ─ Hon. Kiiza Ernest

Ministry of public service

10. Minister of state for public service ─ Hon. Karubanga David

Ministry of east african affairs

11. Minister of state for ─ Hon. Maganda East African affairs Julius Wandera

Ministry of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries

12. Minister of state for Agriculture ─ Hon. Kibazanga Christopher

13. Minister of state for fisheries ─ hon. Achieng Ruth

14. Minister of state for animal industry─ Mrs. Kabatsi joy

Ministry of defence and veteran affairs

15. Minister of state for defence ─ col. Engola

16. Minister of state for veteran affairs ─ Major Rwamirama bright

Ministry of education and sports

17. Minister of state for higher education ─ Dr. Muyingo john Chrysostom

18. Minister of state for Primary Education ─ Hon. Nansubuga Rosemary Seninde

19. Minister of state for sports ─ Hon. Bakabulindi Charles

Ministry of energy and mineral development:

20. Minister of state for energy ─ Hon. D’ujanga Simon

21. Minister of state for minerals ─ Hon. Lokeris Aimat Peter

Ministry of finance, planning & economic development:

22. Minister of state for finance ─ Hon. Ajedra (general) Gabriel Gadison Aridru

23. Minister of state for planning ─ Hon. Bahati david

24. Minister of state for privatization and investment ─ Hon. Anite Evelyn

25. Minister of State for Micro-finance ─ Hon. Kyeyune Haruna Kasolo

Ministry of works and transport:

26. Minister of state for transport─ Hon. Bagiire Aggrey

27. Minister of state for works─ Hon. Orot Ismael

Ministry of water and environment:

28. Minister of state for water ─ Hon. Kibuule Ronald

29. Minister of state for environment Ministry of lands, housing and urban development: ─ hon. Kitutu Mary

30. Minister of state for housing ─ Dr. Baryomunsi Chris

31. Minister of state for urban development ─ Hon. Musumba Isaac

32. Minister of state for Lands─ Hon. Namuganza Persis

Ministry of health:

33. Minister of state for health (general) ─ Hon. Opendi Ochient Sarah

34. Minister of state for primary health care ─ Dr. Moriku Joyce

Ministry of justice and constitutional affairs

35. Deputy attorney general ─ Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana Ministry of trade, industry, and cooperatives:

36. Minister of state for trade ─ Hon. Kafabusa Werikhe Micheal

37. Minister of state for industry ─ Hon. Ntabazi Harriet

38. Minister of state for cooperatives ─ hon. Gume Fredrick Ngobi

39. Kampala Capital City ─ Hon. Namugwanya Benna

Ministry of foreign affairs:

40. Minister of state for international affairs─ Hon. Oryem Okello

41. Minister of state for regional affairs ─ Dr. Mateke Phelemon

Ministry of local government

42. Minister of state for local government ─ Hon. Namuyangu Jenniffer

Ministry of tourism, wildlife and antiquities:

43. Minister of state for tourism ─ Hon. Kiwanda godfrey

Ministry of ICT

44. Minister of State for ICT and communications ─ Hon. Nantaba Aida Erios

Ministry of gender, labour and social development:

45. Minister of state for gender and culture ─ Madame Mutuuzo Peace

46. Minister of state for youth and children affairs ─ Mrs. Nakiwala Florcence Kiyingi

47. Minister of state for labour, employment and industrial relations ─ Hon. Kabafunzaki Herbert

48. Minister of state for the elderly and disability: ─ Mrs. Tibaleka Adrian

Ministry of internal affairs

49. Minister of state for internal affairs ─ Hon. Obiga Kania

Here is the list of those who lost cabinet Ministerial Seats

1. Muhwezi Jim.

2. Jesca Alupo.

3. Crispus Kiyonga.

4. Sezi Mbaguta Prisca.

5. Daudi Migyereko.

6. Fred Ruhindi.

7. John Nasasira.

8. Abraham Byandala.

9. Maria Mutagamba.

10. Henry Banyenzaki.

11. Musa Echweru

12. Ounda Nekesa.

13. Nyirazurababeri Mijjumbi.

14. Tokodria Tagba.

15. Aston Kajjara.

16. Isanga Lukia Nakadama.

17. Kamanda Bataringaya.

18. Rosemary Najjemba.

19. Nabugera Flavia Munnaba.

20. Nyombi Thembo.

21. Prisca Ssezi Mbaguta.

22. Sheim Bagaine.

23. Maria Kiwanuka

Read also: list of winners and losers of Member of Parliament seats 2016

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  • pastole Edward

    I would like to congratulate Maama Kataha Museveni and Rosemary Seninde for their new posts. They are my best appointees.

  • ACHILLES MPINDI

    I CONGRATULATE hon AGGREY BAGIIRE for being appointed state minister for transport.thank u GEN MUSEVENI,

  • Fred Ssekyanzi

    Maama rosemary Sseninde yogayoga Nkwagariza bilungi byerere, kigwanidde okusaba kwaffe abalondora emirimujjo mukama akusasudde. Ffe abamu teturina mukisa kuraba maso kumaso naye byona turi wamu nawe.

  • Maruti David

    i congrsgulate Hon irene muloni for retaining one of the bestministries in uganda! thanks to His exellence president, he knows that you are a performer

  • Kamdar

    Thank you The President for appointing Hon .Kabafunzaki Herbert for the post of MOS Labour and Industrial relations

  • Mumbere Dan

    I congratulate kiyonga upon his successful appointment as an advisor to the leader of opposition since they are all from kasese

  • I congraculate hon jeje odongo for having been appointed to full ministry after all long waiting on the the bench playing only 45minutes , now its time for a ka 90
    Allah is grate wish him happy fasting. Amuria district yiyiiii, Hn Eweru musa am happy for you oting baba, Hon Orot welcome to the world
    Finally her excellency flexible Kamya betty is the way to go

  • I congraculate hon jeje odongo for having been appointed to full ministry after all long waiting on the the bench playing only 45minutes , now its time for a ka 90
    Allah is grate wish him happy fasting. Amuria district yiyiiii, Hn Ecweru musa am happy for you oting baba, Hon Orot welcome to the world
    Finally her excellency flexible Kamya betty is the way to go

  • Your excellence YKMuseven this time you ve thought of rwenzori region for the first time in three decades congorutulations kibanzanga my son muzee Museven give a second consideration to katebwa the source of victory of Rubona Battle which ushered in the NRS/NRA takeover 1986We love you Muzei long live Kaguta. Bring back our train /promote Agriculture the rest will work out automatically.

  • niwasasira ezra

    j congraculate hon min tumwebaze frank upon having been appointed min.4 icT God bless the work of ur hands.

  • mugeni ema

    i congulatula hon jeniffer namuyangu 4 having been appointed MOS 4 local gov’t.

  • Migadde shadrack ssemakula

    CONGS TO HON KYEYUNE HARUNA KASOLO

  • congratulations aida nantaba as a state minister for ICT yogayoga!