The Deputy Speaker Anitah Among has sworn-in Ex-Officio Members of Parliament, following their appointment to Cabinet by the President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Eighteen Ministers of the twenty-two ex-officio ministers appointed by the President, one after the other took the oath of allegiance and oath of MP to formalize their presence as ex-officio MPs.
Ex-Officio Ministers are appointed to Cabinet without being elected as Members of Parliament and as ex-officio members and they do not have a right to vote on any issue requiring a vote in Parliament.
The twenty-two Ex-Officios appointed to cabinet on 8th June 2021 by the President, brings the total number of MPs to five hundred and fifty-one.
Among those sworn included Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister- Justine Kasule Lumumba, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Ruth Nankabirwa, Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi, the Minister of State for Northern Uganda Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Francis Mwebesa.
The others are the Minister of Kampala Capital City Authority and Metropolitan Affairs, Hajjat Minsa Kabanda, Minister of State for East African Community Affairs Ikuya Magode, Minister of State for Micro-Finance Haji Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, the Minister of State for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, Kabuye Kyofa, Minister of State for Public Service Mary Grace Mugasa, Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Martin Mugarra Bahinduka,
Others are Minister of State for Information Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, Minister of State for National Guidance Godfrey Baluku Kiime, Minister of State for Higher Education Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo and others. Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Trade) Harriet Ntabaazi and Minister of State for Water and Environment (Environment) Beatrice Anywar.
The Deputy Speaker welcomed the new Ministers to the Eleventh Parliament, challenged the Ministers to champion the fight against corruption and regularly attend parliament sittings as a strategy to achieve service delivery to the public.