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Museveni appoints wife as Education Minister in new cabinet

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed his wife in the new cabinet announced on Monday.

The First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni will now be the Minister of Education and Sports.

“In Exercise of Powers conferred on the President of Uganda by Articles 108(1), 108 (2), 113(1), 114(1) and Article 99(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I have appointed the Vice President, the Prime Minister, created new Departments of Government (Ministries); and appointed Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State,” a statement from President Museveni’s office announced on Monday.

The new cabinet has 49 ministries including one in charge of the elderly and another in charge of Kampala Capital City.

Though the First Lady will be in charge of Education and Sports, there are three additional ministries that will be in charge of Higher Education, Primary Education and Minister of State for Sports.

President Museveni has been in power for three decades.