Kampala minister Beti Kamya says she will step down from her position as Uganda Federal Alliance president to avoid conflict of interest.
Kamya was vetted and approved as minister on Wednesday together with Hon. Irene Muloni, Karooro Okurut and Janat Mukwaya.
Speaking to journalists outside parliament, Kamya said she was stepping aside from the opposition party leadership so as to pursue her duties as a minister.
She said it was in avoidance of conflict of interest.
Kamya, however, dispelled rumours claiming she was officially joining the ruling party, NRM.
“It is not true. I am not joining the NRM. President Yoweri Museveni appointed me knowing I was a member of the opposition. It didn’t require me to first join the NRM,” Kamya told press.
“I remain a loyal member of the party. I will remain a faithful member of the Uganda Federal Alliance,” she added.
Kamya, 60, has served as UFA president since 2010 when she founded the party after crossing from the Forum for Democratic Change.