GOVERNMENT TO HELP MOBILISE FUNDS FOR REFUGEES: Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.

Parliament has approved Dr Ruhakana Rugunda as the Prime Minister.

Under the chairmanship of the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, two hundred and sixty two (262) MPs voted in favour of Dr Rugunda by show of hands, while three were against his appointment and four abstained from the vote.

Other ministers-designate to be vetted later today include Moses Ali (1st DPM/Leader of Government Business), Ali Kirunda Kivejinja (2nd DPM/ Minister for East African Affairs), Janet Kataha Museveni (Education and Sports), Mukasa Muruli (Public Service), Amelia Anne Kyambadde (Trade, Industry and Cooperatives), Gen Jeje Odong (Internal Affairs), Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja (Agriculture,Animal Industry and Fisheries), Matia Kasaija (Finance, Planning and Economic Development), Sam Kahamba Kutesa (Foreign Affairs), Dr Jane Ruth Aceng (Health), and Eng Monica Ntege Azuba (Works and Transport).

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Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament has said that her office has not received a communication about Hon Peter Sematimba’s ejection from Parliament.

Ms Kadaga was responding to point of order raised by Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana, who sought to know why Mr Sematimba, the recently court-ejected legislator for Busiro South was in the house.