Uganda Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has thanked the President and the First Lady for hosting Cabinet to a state luncheon on Wednesday.
President Yoweri Museveni who is due to be sworn in on May 12, 2016 said his cabinet also faced some institutional challenges.
At event held at State House Entebbe, the President described the outgoing cabinet as a tremendous cabinet and that with their experience.
“There were some institutional ones which will be remembered especially internal treachery. One individual worked within us and wanted to divide us. Am not wrong to say that at least 99.99% of Cabinet stuck together. This Cabinet was steadfast.”
He added: “Where we are going is much easier, we are about to export our oil and by 2019 we shall be getting our oil money. Things that we did by borrowing like infrastructure will be done more easily with our own money.”
The luncheon came at a time cabinet is preparing for the next big ceremony of swearing in the President elect.
He will then announce a new cabinet that will aid him in his fifth term.
Speaking at the event, Ssekandi pledged his allegiance and support.
“We pledge to support you to continue with the great work and success that you have scored and we shall be with you more,” Ssekandi said.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda described the last five years as rather challenging but pledged to continue with the struggle.
“In spite of the challenges here and there, the team has been cohesive, steadfast and has moved on.”
He said the out going Cabinet has moved Uganda very close to being a middle-income country.