Rumors have been circulating about President Museveni’s thoughts on a possible cabinet reshuffle. Sources suggest that the President is concerned about the performance of his current cabinet and may be considering changes.
While some sources had hinted at the possibility of a reshuffle when the President retired to Kisozi farm, he returned without any official announcements, leaving observers unsure of his intentions.
However, the speculation continues within political circles, with many anticipating a cabinet overhaul due to its perceived ineffectiveness in achieving the President’s goals.
Sources indicate that the NRM parliament team, along with the caucus and the two speakers, have identified potential candidates to lead commissions and committees, creating an open field for the President to select new ministers as he sees fit.
During a recent caucus meeting, Chief Whip Denis Obua confirmed that committee members were wrapping up their duties, and a new team would be expected to take over by December this year.
President Museveni has reportedly been consulting with several former colleagues in recent weeks, fueling further speculation about the impending reshuffle.
Sources suggest that the President has held meetings with his former Prime Minister, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, who is rumored to be a potential candidate for the positions of Vice President or Prime Minister, replacing the current officeholder, Nabbanja.
Additionally, President Museveni’s discussions with Mbabazi are believed to focus on government affairs and the NRM secretariat, where changes may be on the horizon.
The President has also met with his long-serving minister, Sam Kutesa, known for his role in endorsing ministers and ambassadors. These meetings may indicate the President’s interest in seeking advice on various internal and external appointments.
Parliamentary sources suggest that Speaker Anita Among has been in frequent contact with President Museveni. During these interactions, Among has reportedly proposed potential ministerial candidates and expressed concerns about ministers undermining her office.
Furthermore, the President has met with Professor Gilbert Bukenya, his former Vice President. While Bukenya has been absent from the cabinet for some time, it remains uncertain whether he may return or serve as a consultant in this context.