Source: All Africa
WOMEN are big winners in the cabinet appointed on Friday. The number of women ministers rose from 16 in the last cabinet to 22 in the new one.
Women now constitute 28% of the ministers. If the vacant post of Minister of State for East African Affairs is filled by a woman, the percentage will rise to 30%.
The women occupy key ministries like the trade and industry (Amelia Kyambadde), education (Jessica Alupo), finance (Maria Kiwanuka), energy (Irene Muloni), information and national guidance (Mary Karooro Okurut) and the ministry of health (Christine Androa).
Uganda is also has a female Speaker of Parliament (Rebecca Kadaga) for the first time.
List of Women ministers
Minister in charge of Presidency - Kabakumba Matsiko
Minister for Karamoja - Janet Museveni
Minister of Health - Christine Ondoa
Minister of Education and Sports - Jessica Alupo
Minister of Gender and Social Affairs - Syda Bbumba
Minister of Information and National Guidance - Mary Karooro Okurut
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning - Maria Kiwanuka
Minister of State for Public Service - Ssezi Mbaguta.
Minister of State for Lands - Sarah Ochieng Opendi
Minister of State for Industry - Agnes Akiror
Minister of State for Water - Betty Atuku Bigombe
Minister of State for Environment - Flavia Nabugera Munaaba
Minister of State for Gender and Culture - Lukia Isanga Nakadama
Minister of State for Micro-Finance - Caroline Amali Okao
Minister of Trade and Industry -Amelia Kyambadde
Minister of Water and Environment - Maria Mutagamba
Minister of State for Fisheries - Ruth Nankabirwa
Minister of State for Teso Affairs - Christine Amongin Aporu
Minister of State for Luweero Triangle - Rose Namayanja
Minister of State for Northern Uganda - Rebecca Amuge Otengo
Minister of State for Karamoja - Barbara Oundo Nekesa
Minister of Energy and Minerals - Irene Muloni