President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is moving to ‘reorganise’ cabinet once Parliament pass vexed age limit bill, TrumpetNews has reliably learnt.
Currently legislators are consulting their constituents on whether the constitution should be reviewed to ammend article 102(b) seeking to scrap the age cap.
But the feedback from the voters clearly indicates that majority of the population are againt removal of age limit law.
The ruling party while in its meeting (caucus) resolved to exclude voters while conducting consultations saying it will engage only local leaders.
Ugandans perceived this as a political move to evade hostility on the grass root generated by the enraged electorate.
However the NRM chairman reassured the caucus that ‘come what may’ the age cap must be scrapped, this confirmed earlier speculation that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wants to rule for life.
A source in State House yesterday revealed to this website that Museveni has finalised plans to reshuffle cabinet to prepare for 2021 general elections.
“Basically he will be looking at preparing for 2021,” a source said without giving us more details.
We also understand that movers and supporters of the age limit bill will be rewarded in this looming shakeup.
Hon Raphael Magezi, Ibrahim Abiriga, James Kakoza and others are some of those who are likely to assume ministerial posts but we can’t tell which portfolios.
According to our source, the reshuffle will see many ageing ministers dropped and young crop of politicians that are subordinate to the President replacing them.
TrumpetNews is digging for more details of this incoming reshuffle.
When we contacted Don Wanyama, the Presidential Press Secretary, said he wasn’t aware of any reshuffle.
Museveni is slated to meet dissenting NRM lawmakers on Tuesday to listen to their version why they are against him on age limit removal.
Last week we reported how he was in secret talks with these 9 MPs.
After meeting the Head of State, the public awaits to see if these MPs will still have the same mindset.