Following the appointment of multiple new people into various offices by President Museveni, through the powers invested into him by the constitution, President Museveni also laid off a number of former Permanent Secretaries on grounds that it was time for them to retire.
While former Minister in charge of Kampala Betty Kamya was being appointed to the position of Inspector General of Government to be deputized by another lady Anne Muhairwe.
On the other hand, Anne Muhairwe’s predecessor Mariam Wangadya has been moved to the office of Human Rights Commission as the Head of the Uganda Human Rights Commission.
In the same Thursday evening statement which was released by President Museveni, he layed off some Permanent Secretaries saying it’s time they rested after serving the country with undivided devotion with an opening statement sayings;
“By the Powers given to the President by Article 99, 172(1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and the Uganda Public Service Standing Order (A-n), I hereby, retire the following Permanent Secretaries in the public interest.”
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Among some of the Permanent Secretaries that were laid off include the following, Kintu Guwatudde from the Office of the Prime Minister, Pius Wakabi from the Ministry of Agriculture, Amb Patrick Kibirige, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jane Kibirige, Parliament, Kivumbi Lutaaya, Benn Mutambi and David Ebong.
By the time Kintu Guwatudde was sent into retirement, he is still being held over charges levied against him in relation to irregularities relating to the procurement of the COVID-19 relief food during the first lockdown that was imposed upon the country.