Outgoing gender, labour and social development minister Frank Tumwebaze is favorite for government chief job despite his ruling NRM party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) including his name on list of members of ParliamenItt’s Appointments Committee.
The inclusion of Tumwebaze on the committee that will vet nominated cabinet ministers and ministers of state (junior ministers had left many suggest Museveni had dropped him.
But some in NRM, such as vice Chairperson for Buganda Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi, had argued there was a possibility of those appointed to Parliament’s Appointments Committee to appear on the cabinet list.
And Kiwanda seems to have been right, especially if the leaked cabinet list published by Daily Monitor is anything to go by.
The list shows Tumwebaze is set to be appointed government chief whip, replacing Ruth Nankabirwa.
The list also indicates former education and sports minister Jessica Alupo could return to cabinet to replace Tumwebaze as gender, labour and social development minister.