MPs accuse Janet of ‘ignorance’, try to humiliate her


Education minister, also First Lady, Janet Museveni, on Tuesday appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee for vetting.

The committee vetted nine ministers including; Second Deputy Prime Minister Kirunda Kivejinja, Muruli Mukasa (Public Service), Amelia Kyambadde (Trade), Vincent Ssempijja (Agriculture) and Jeje Odongo (Internal Affairs).

The First Lady was recently moved from minister of Karamoja Affairs by her husband and President Yoweri Museveni, to head the education ministry.

The Parliamentary Appointments Committee yesterday demanded to know whether Janet took part in the mandatory teaching practice in order to qualify as a professional teacher.

Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye asked whether someone who didn’t participate in school teaching practice could know issues concerning teachers and the education sector.

The First Lady remained mute as legislators tested, weighed and  found her not only lacking but totally ignorant of educational matters.

The First Lady reportedly studied education at Makerere University but cannot name the school where she practiced from to qualify as a teacher.

Mwijukye was also concerned about Janet’s access and availability people considering that she is a First Lady and is always guarded by heavy security.

The legislators also demanded for assurance as to whether she would not splash education money to service her convoy and personal needs.

It was then that Janet responded protesting the allegation.

She said State House resources would be enough for her even as Education minister.


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