Museveni names wife Janet Education minister


Museveni escorting Janet to her graduation ceremony last year

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his wife and First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni as the new minister of Education and Sports.

Janet replaces Maj Jessica Alupo who has been dropped from cabinet.

Hon John Byabagambi replaces the First Lady as the new Minister for Karamoja Affairs.

Byabagambi who has been the Minister of Works and Transport has been replaced with Engineer Ntege Azuba.

Janet graduated last year in October from Uganda Christian University [UCU] Mukono with a Master of Arts in Organisational Leadership and Management has been appointed the Minister of Education and Sports.

She has been the First Lady of Uganda since 1986.

She is married to President Yoweri Museveni, with whom she has four children.

She served as Minister for Karamoja Affairs in Uganda’s Cabinet since 27 May 2011.

She is also the elected Member of Parliament representing Ruhaama County in Ntungamo District.

She published her autobiography, My Life’s Journey, in 2011.

Born in Bwongyera village in Kajara county, Ntungamo District, Western Uganda to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kataaha, Janet attended Kyamate Primary School, and Bweranyangi Girls’ Senior Secondary School.

Her university education has been a subject of debate for years now.

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