Some ministers in President Yoweri Museveni’s government will forever live to remember the NRM primaries that were conducted on 4 September, 2020 following their defeat in the party elections.
The elections which were marred with chaos and violence in some parts of the country left a good number of incumbent MPs and ministers heavily wounded after being defeated by new blood to become party flag bearers ahead of the 2021 general elections.
One of the notable ministers who suffered defeat was State Minister for Investment and Privatisation Evelyn Anite who lost to Dr Charles Ayume in Koboko Municipality.
“We have now overcome the first milestone in the journey and I have now been officially declared the winner of the NRM Primaries for Koboko Municipality, I thank God, the people of Koboko for your trust, and Uganda for the support extended to me and my family,” Ayume said after trouncing Anite.
Here are the 12 Ministers who lost in yesterday’s NRM primaries;
1.Evelyn Anite (State Minister – Privatisation) – Koboko Municipality
2.Adolf Mwesigye (Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs) – Bunyangabu County
3.Elioda Tumwesigye (Minister of Science and Technology) – Sheema Municipality
4.Henry Okello-Oryem (State Minister – Foreign Affairs) – Chua East Constituency
5.Mwesigwa Rukutana (State Minister – Labour) – Rushenyi County
6.Ephraim Kamuntu (Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs) – Igara West
7.John Byabagambi (Minister of Karamoja Affairs) – Ibanda South
8.Mary Karooro Okurut (Minister i/c General Duties OPM) – Bushenyi Woman MP
9.Molly Kamukama (State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President) – Kazo Woman MP
10.Christopher Kibanzanga (Minister of State Agriculture) – Bughendera County
11.Fr. Simon Lokodo (Minister of Ethics and Integrity) – Dodoth
12.Tarsis Kabwegyere (Former Minister i/c General Duties OPM) – Igara East
13. Benna Namugwanya Bugembe ( State Minister for Kampala) -Mubende Woman MP
14. Michael Werikhe Kafabusa (State Minister for Trade)- Bungokho County
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