UPC: We Don't Care About Shadow Cabinet

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Now, Edward Ssegane, the Secretary General of the Jimmy Akena UPC faction, says they are not bothered of being left out of the shadow cabinet since it doesnt serve any purpose.

Uganda People's Congress-UPC party has poured scorn on the shadow campaign, saying it doesn't benefit the country in anyway. On Tuesday, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party unveiled a new shadow cabinet leaving out UPC party members.

Winnie Kiiza, the Leader of the Opposition explained that they had left out UPC party members, since some of their members had taken up cabinet positions in the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party government.

In the recent cabinet appointment, President Yoweri Museveni appointed UPC's Betty Amongi, the Oyam North MP as the new Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister.

Amongi took oath of office at State House Entebbe on Tuesday in the company of her husband Lira Municipality MP and rival, UPC faction president, Jimmy Akena.

Now, Edward Ssegane, the Secretary General of the Jimmy Akena UPC faction, says they are not bothered of being left out of the shadow cabinet since it doesn't serve any purpose.

English Audio

//Cue In: "I was…....
Cue Out……cabinet//

Luganda Audio

//Cue In: "Gwo muliro….
Cue Out….tuleme kuberayo,"//

Ssegane was addressing the media at the weekly UPC briefing at Uganda House this morning. Those appointed to the Shadow cabinet were drawn from FDC, DP and independent members of parliament.

The Shadow cabinet is a feature of the west minister system of government. It consists of shadow ministers, who work under the Leader of the Opposition, charged with the responsibility to offer alternative policies to those presented by the ruling government.

 

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