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Godfrey Kiwanda Declines Ambassadorial Post From President Museveni

Godfrey Kiwanda Declines Ambassadorial Post From President Museveni

Hon Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi, the former state minister for Tourism, has said he is going nowhere. He rejected a fat offer from his boss Gen Museveni to become Uganda’s new Ambassador to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Information from State House indicates that a cabinet meeting sat on Monday and approved 7 names of individuals to be appointed as ambassadors. These were to represent Uganda in various countries and Kiwanda happened to be on this list.

Kiwanda, on his side, said he is not yet ready to leave the country as he still has a lot to do as the NRM Vice Chairperson Buganda region. And therefore, if he dares leave to go take on the new job, it would interfere with his duties here.

“I’m not going anywhere. Am not leaving Uganda to go work elsewhere. There is still a lot to do here.” Kiwanda said

However though, regarding the matter, Kiwanda said he hasn’t received any calls from the general himself.

He additionally vowed to disregard the offer even when the president calls him because he feels it’s not right at the moment.

Apparently, an ambassadorial job is a polite way of government retiring you from active politics. One is taken far away from their would-be electorate and from the media.

In separate news previously published by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, Ugandan ambassadors and their deputies that President Museveni appointed were still waiting for their vetting by Parliament, ahead of being sent to their stations abroad.

In December 2021, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appointed new ambassadors and their deputies. While he appointed them, he retained some old ones but also replaced a number of them across the world.

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