Former NSSF Deputy MD Geraldine Ssali Named Permanent Secretary

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Nakasero – President Museveni has appointed former NSSF Deputy Managing Director, Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of trade, industry and cooperatives, Uganda. Ssali replaces Ms. Grace Adong Choda who has been serving in an acting capacity as PS under Amelia Kyambadde’s tenure at the Trade ministry. Ssali’s appointment to Trade Ministry comes close to four years after she left the fund where she served from 20 March 2011, until 29 October 2017.

.She has equally served on the Board of the Bank of Africa as a Non-Executive Director. The new Trade Ministry Permanent has over 19 years experience in Management and Finance. Prior to her appointment at NSSF, Ssali was the Head of the Directorate Management Unit in Her Majesty’s Treasury, Ministry of Finance, United Kingdom.

She is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Chartered Global Management Accountants. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Finance Professionals from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Ssali is the current Executive Chairperson of the Gayaza Old Girls Association, a fraternity of alumni of the phenomenal Gayaza High School, the oldest all-girls boarding secondary school in Uganda.

Other reshuffles sanctioned by President Museveni

Museveni has also appointed Makerere University lecturer, Dr Ramathan Ggoobi as the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance, replacing Keith Muhakanizi who has been moved to the Office of the Prime Minister.

In the new reshuffle announced Thursday evening, the senior presidential secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, confirmed the changes.

Nabusayi revealed that Museveni appointed Beti Olive Namisango Kamya as the new Inspector General of Government replacing Justice Irene Mulyagonja who resigned from the post.

Ms Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye has been appointed as the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet while Ms Jane Barekye has replaced her as the State House Comptroller.

Diana Atwine has been retained at the Ministry of Health a move many critics have called a second chance at service to the nation Uganda.

Letter from the President

By virtue of the Powers given to the President by Article 174 (2) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint the following as Permanent Secretaries as indicated below:

1. Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet- Lucy Nakyobe

2. Deputy Head of Public Service And Secretary to Cabinet- Deborah Katuramu

3. State House Comptroller – Jane Barekye

4. Principal Private Secretary to the President – Dr. Kenneth Omona

5. Principal Private Secretary to H.E. the Vice President – Alex Kakooza

6.  Office of the Prime Minister – Keith Muhakanizi

7.  Office of the President – Yunus Kakande

8.  Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries- (Maj. Gen.) David Kyomukama Kasura

9.  Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs        – Rosette Byengoma

10. Ministry of Education and  Sports     –       Kate Lamaro 

11. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development               –       Batebe Irene 

12. Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Vincent Bagiire

13. Ministry of Finance, Planning And Economic Development – Dr. Ramathan Ngobi

14.  Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development- Aggrey Kibenge

15. Ministry of Health – Dr. Diana Atwiine

16.  Ministry of Internal Affairs         – Joseph Musanyufu (Lt. Gen)    

 17.  Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology  National Guidance   –       Dr. Amina Zawedde 

18.  Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs              –      Robert Kasande

19.  Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development       –      Dorcas Okalany

20.  Ministry of Local Government – Benjamin Kumumanya

 21   Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives    –       Geraldine Ssali               

22.  Ministry of Public Service – Catherine Bitarakwaate

23.  Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities    –      Doreen Katusiime

24.   Ministry of Water and Environment              –      Alfred Okidi

 25.   Ministry of Works and  Transport            – Bageya Waiswa

 26.   Secretary to the Judiciary        – Pius Bigirimana

 27.   Health Service Commission – Mary T. Wenene

 28.  Public Service Commission – Dr. Godfrey Mbabazi

 29.  Judicial Service Commission – Dr.  Nassali Lukwago

 30.  Ministry of Science, Technology And innovation – Abolished and retired

31.  Ministry of East African Community Affairs – Edith Mwanje

32.  Ethics and Integrity – Alex O. Okello

33.  Clerk to Parliament – Hon. Adolf Mwesige

34   Inspectorate of Government – Kafeero Rose

35   Education Service Commission – Dr. Asuman Lukwago  

Yoweri K. Museveni


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