DP’s Florence: God wants me in Museveni cabinet

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Democratic Party member and former Buganda Government minister, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, has attributed her appointment as minister in President Yoweri Museveni’s government to God’s will.

Florence was named minister of State for Youth & Children Affairs to the displeasure of Party president Norbert Mao.

Moa on Tuesday said Nakiwala’s appointment is an individual decision and not backed by DP.

“Basing on what happened after the liberation war in 1986 in the gentleman agreement where DP members like Ssebaana Kizito, Paul Kawanga Ssemwogerere joined Museveni and gained nothing, we can’t work with Museveni again,” Mao said at the Party head office in Kampala.

But Florence insists her party has endorsed her new appointment as state minister for youth and children affairs.

“There are many DP members serving in the government. This is about service, not party.”

She adds: “Wherever you are, you have a brick to add to Uganda, despite party loyalty, tribe, religion…”

Speaking on NBS TV Tuesday, Florence said fellow DP members are congratulating her and even contributing some ideas.

“They are impressed. Once you believe in God, everything is possible. God did what he wants for me.”

She added: “I am confident about where I am coming from and where I am going. God doesn’t issue bouncing cheques. I am ready to serve.”

Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi described Museveni’s new cabinet as one coached in national unity.

“This is a unity government. I am humbled by the appointment.”

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