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By Mulengera Reporters


Kagole Kivumbi, the workaholic technocrat who (in July 2019) was dramatically forced out of his office as Permanent Secretary for the Judiciary on the prompting of President YK Museveni, recently felt enough was enough and dragged his employer/the government to court protesting wrongful removal from his job. As part of its defense, the GoU has since got the Head Public Services & Secretary to Cabinet Mzee John Mitala to swear an affidavit giving evidence for the state.



In his affidavit, which the very investigative Mulengera News has seen, Mitala annexes many confidential government documents including very secretive letters authored by the President which now stand declassified since tendering the same in evidence in court renders them susceptible to being publicly accessed by any public-spirited individual.

As part of his evidence, Mitala depones that the Kagole removal from office was a directive from the President who is equally disclosed to have designated Pius Bigirimana to replace the devout Catholic as Judiciary Secretary or PS. Mitala’s evidence further discloses that Gen Museveni went as far directing for the appointment and posting of Dr. Joseph Muvawala (the Busoga Katukiro and also chief government planner) as the new PS Gender Ministry where he was to replace Bigirimana.

Gratefully, this is something that Mulengera News exclusively reported about sometime last year (see it here; prompting some readers to inappropriately dismiss the same as fake news. In his anti-Kagole evidence, Mzee Mitala inadvertently corroborates that Mulengera News story and even attaches the President’s letter appointing Muvawala as one of his annexures to the court file.  In his letter dated 25th July 2019, which wasn’t copied to anyone, this is how the powerful man from Rwakitura expressed himself: “[I have decided that] Dr. Joseph Muvawala, previously of the National Planning Authority, be interviewed by the Public Service Commission and, if found suitable, to so recommend so that I appoint him as Permanent Secretary Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development.”

He added: “In the meantime, the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to Treasury [Keith Muhakanizi should] appoint a temporary accounting officer for the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development as Dr. Joseph Muvawala is assessed by the Public Service.” Mulengera News understands that, despite the clear foot-dragging by Mitala and other relevant GoU bureaucrats, the proposed Muvawala elevation to the PS position is a matter Gen Museveni continues to keenly to follow up and to take note of through the workaholic and deeply experienced Gen Proscovia Nalweyiso who has lately been taking on key very strategic assignments at State House prompting some to begin christening her the defacto PPS. Having been mentored and specifically positioned by ex-PPS Amelia Kyambadde close to 10 years ago, Nalweyiso is a loyal assistant who Gen Museveni greatly trusts with both official and personal information.

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