The newly appointed ministers of Information, Communications Technology And National Guidance promised to work towards a common goal of using technology in managing service delivery in Uganda.
They made the promises after being vetted and approved by the Appointments Committee of Parliament that is chaired by new speaker Right Honourable Jacob Oulanyah and his deputy Anita Among.
The new ministers are Dr. Chris Baryomunsi the Cabinet minister and Mrs. Joyce Sebugwawo the state minister who was given that role despite being a member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)
Baryomunsi, who has been Kinkizi East MP for the last 10 years has been the State Minister for Housing in the cabinet from 2016-2021 whereas Sebugwawo was the mayor of Rubaga Division, Kampala from 2016-2021 and was a top delegate in the FDC.
Baryomunsi replaced former Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba who was appointed Minister of Lands from 2021-2026 whereas sebugwawo replaced the state Minister of State for Information, Communication Technology Peter Ogwang.
Upon being approved by the vetting committee, they promised to continue pushing for the use of information technology by the different government ministries agencies.
Baryomunsi told pjournalists that he will make sure that government services are digitalized to ease service delivery.
“We shall for the goal of national cohesion and popularize government programmes in the information and ICT sector,” he said.
He pledged to work with Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, managing ICT related tasks and duties in the ministry.
“In whatever we do regardless of our background, we should know Uganda is our home and should promote the interests,” he said.
The committee also vetted new vice President Jessica Alupo and other 80 ministers that were appointed by President Museveni to serve in his cabinet from 2021-2026.