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Pain at Education ministry before Janet even takes office


The staff working at the Education ministry are already suffering before the First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni even takes office as minister of Education and Sports.

She is expected to receive the office in a handover ceremony on Monday June 27, 2016 in Kampala.

“This is to inform you that the outgoing minister of Education, science, Technology and sports together with minister of state will be handing over office to the incoming minister respectively on Monday June 27, 2016 at 10am,” reads an internal memo.

However, on that day, Special Forces Command, the elite unit the guards her as well as the president will not allow the staff to park their cars near the building.

The memo further directs staff to park their cars “elsewhere” and not in the parking lot at the ministry premises as they always do.

“We have been advised that in order to ensure security on that day no staff member except the minister and permanent secretary will be allowed to park in the parking lot. You are therefore advised to find parking elsewhere to avoid inconveniences.”


The staff will also be expected to leave behind their electronic gadgets including phones, laptops and iPads.

“All staffs will be required to deposit the gadgets at the desk that will be manned by security on the ground floor until after the ceremony.”

During her vetting by parliament, Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye had indicated that it would be hard to access the First Lady before of her tight security detail.
She denied the allegation only to prove the MP right even before she takes office.

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