Pictorial: Ex-Officio Ministers Take Oath in Parliament

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On Tuesday afternoon, twelve ministers took the oath of allegiance and oath of a Member of Parliament to formalize their presence as ex-officio members.
These are part of the 18 ex-officio members who were appointed to cabinet without being elected as Members of Parliament. These do not have a right to vote on any issue requiring a vote in Parliament.
Those sworn in were Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Education Minister Janet Kataaha Museveni, Health Minister Dr Jane Aceng, Works and Transport Minister Engineer Monica Ntege Azuba, Attorney General William Byaruhanga and Hajji Abdul Nadduli, the Minister without Portfolio.
Others are Beti Kamya, the Minister for Kampala Capital City, Gender Minister Janat Balunzi Mukwaya, State Minister in Charge of Vice President's Office Alex Onzima, State Minister for Animal Industry Joy Kafura Kabatsi, State Minister for Youth Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi and the Minister of State for Regional Cooperation Philemon Mateke.
The oaths were administered by the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige in the afternoon plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who later presented a copy of the Constitution and Parliament Rules of Procedure to the new members.
URN followed the proceedings in the plenary session and now brings you pictures.


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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.