The newly appointed Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya has said she has never been as comfortable as she now is in Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni’s government.
According to Kamya who doubles as the president of Uganda Federal Alliance, she joined government because she wants to see Uganda attain the middle income status by 2020.
Kamya who in the past has criticized Museveni’s government for being undemocratic told the media that she shares Museveni’s vision.
In the past, Kamya said she would not join government if asked to by President Museveni but if she did, she would only join as a vice president.
She made the remarks during a press conference in Kampala.
President Museveni recently appointed Kamya among other Opposition members in his cabinet.
The other members of the opposition appointed in cabinet are Betty Amongi of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi of Democratic Party (DP)
Several other formerly Opposition members have also served in Museveni government and they include, Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere of DP, Aggrey Awori of UPC, Maria Mutagamba of DP and formerly UPC’s Ephraim Kamuntu, among others.