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Uganda's Museveni reshuffles cabinet

By unknown | Feb 18, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Jack Kimball

Jack Kimball

KAMPALA - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has fired his finance minister and moved the energy minister in a cabinet reshuffle that brought on board his wife and kept key loyalists.

Uganda is gearing up for presidential elections in 2011. Museveni is expected to stand again and the former cattle herder-turned student activist and rebel leader is seeking to bolster support within his ruling party.

Museveni replaced finance minister Ezra Suruma with Sydda Bbumba and appointed his wife, Janet, as state minister for the Karamoja region in a reshuffle announced yesterday.

Suruma, who became a senior adviser on economic affairs, had been under pressure over a multi-million-dollar land scandal involving Uganda's largest indigenous investor. An analyst said the reshuffle would not herald much change, "Museveni is still in charge". - Reuters


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