UPDF Brig Gen Kasirye Gwanga has backed the appointment of First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni as minister of Education and Sports.
According to Gwanga, the aged ministers in President Yoweri Museveni’s government are so smart and act as consultants to the government.
He cited the case of Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, his second Deputy Prime Minister, Kirunda Kivejinja  and Mrs Museveni, saying these three cannot take a bribe.
He said people like Kivejinja have seen it all.
“This country needs people like him. People like Ruhakana Rugunda, Kirunda Kivejinja, Janet Museveni can’t take a bribe. They have seen it all.”
On the appointment of First Lady as Education minister, Gwanga described Janet Museveni as a mother.
The First Lady became a subject of debate when she told the appointments committee of parliament that she never sat for senior four and senior six.
She has diploma in a nursery course called psychic and physiological development of the child 0-5 years got from Montessori Education Centre, Dublin in Ireland which formed the basis for her admission to Makerere University though without O-level and A-level certificates.
“I must tell the truth, I didn’t have a normal secondary school education, I didn’t sit for S4 and S6,” Janet reportedly told the committee.
Janet reportedly agreed she never stepped in any classroom to teach because she has mostly dealt with young people and communities.
Janet who attended Kyamate Primary School and Bweranyangi Girls’ Senior Secondary School, was approved on humanitarian grounds.
But she holds a master’s degree in Organisational Leadership and Management from the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Makerere University.
“I am going to give her a benefit of doubt, for 6 months,” Gwanga said presently.
Gwanga, however, said President Museveni claiming Uganda will be a middle-income status country in 2020, is a joke.
“What is the work plan? Uganda needs professionals who can tell President Museveni when he is going wrong.”
Gwanga who doubles as the Presidential Advisor on Security quickly praised Museveni for creating a path for the country.
“I respect that man.”