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Uganda’s Vice President Major (retired Jessica Alupo Epel has argued  Cabinet Ministers to among other things  learn to most importantly, keep Cabinet secrets as  they  swore to an oath of secrecy in the commencement of their duties.

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Uganda’s Vice President H.E Jessica Alupo Epel (L) listens to the Prime Minister Rt Hon.Robinah Nabanja at the function.

Alupo was  on  Wednesday opening   an induction  retreat for the newly appointed Members of the Cabinet on wednesday. Below are afew talking points during her Speech,

Uganda’s Vice President H.E Jessica Alupo Epel  (L) delivers her remarks as she opens the induction retreat.

Uganda’s Vice President H.E Jessica Alupo Epel (L) listens to the Security Minister Major Gen  Jim Muhwezi at the function.

  • Let’s work as a team amongst ourselves as Cabinet colleagues but also with technical people.
  • Let’s be accountable for our actions and how we spend our time.
  • Let’s always stick to already established policies in the discharge of our duties.
  • Find a way at all times to have your sectors represented in Parliamentary sessions.
  • Monthly Top Management meetings are a must as this will build a strong cohesion spirit and teamwork.
  • Internalise N.D.P. III and the N.R.M. manifesto.
  • Be vigilant, especially to ensure resources allocated to your sector are deployed to do what you planned for in your Top Management Meetings.
  • Be good listeners, always calm, taking decisions only after gathering all the facts on the matter you are considering.
  • Many of us here are elected Members of Parliament, please, balance your schedules, in Cabinet, Parliament, office and Constituency.
  •  Below is her Full Speech
  • SPEECHBYH.E MAJ. (RTD) JESSICA ALUPO R. E.VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDAAT THE OPENING OFINDUCTION RETREAT FOR NEWLY APPOINTED MEMBERS OF CABINETUganda’s Vice President H.E Jessica Alupo Epel (L) listens to the International Affairs Minister Gen.David Muhoozi at the function.VENUE            :       KOLOLO CEREMONIAL GROUNDS

     

    DATE               :       13TH OCTOBER, 2021

     

    TIME                :       2.00 PM

     Rt. Honorable Prime Minister

    Rt. Honorable Deputy Prime Ministers,

    Cabinet Ministers,

    Ministers of State,

    Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet,

    Deputy Head of Public Service and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet,

    Ladies and Gentlemen.

    I would like to take this opportunity to first of all congratulate you upon your appointment to the Cabinet of Uganda by H.E. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda.  The appointment is an expression of the confidence he has in your abilities to champion the Socio-Economic Transformation and move our country to a middle income status.

     

     

    As you are aware, in his inaugural message to us, H. E. the President instructed us to discharge our roles and responsibilities based on the five major pillars including:

    1. Cohesion
    2. No corruption
    3. Patriotism
    4. East African integration
    5. Service delivery

    Please let us not deviate from that wise counsel from H. E. the President.

     

    Hon. Colleagues, I am confident however, that this Cabinet induction is essential in arming you with information and knowledge as we discharge our duties as Cabinet members.

    On my own account, I would also like to congratulate you upon the enormous successes we have already registered as Cabinet since the commencement of our duties.

  • Uganda’s Vice President H.E Jessica Alupo Epel (L) listens to the State Minister for Presidency Hon.Diana Mutasingwa at the function.
  • Let me single out the Ministry of Education and Sports for recent victories in different sports disciplines where Uganda was awarded; Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in Olympics, and also Cricket, and football victories in Kigali Rwanda – Congratulations – Maama Janet Museveni, as Ugandans, we are all proud of those achievements.Since 1986, a lot of tremendous progress has been made by the NRM Government in many spheres including; Peace and Security, Political Stability, Economic Recovery, Free Education, Infrastructural development, Energy, Health, Water for production and Water for domestic use and, the general livelihood of our people including the improved life expectancy.

    Uganda’s Vice President H.E Jessica Alupo Epel (L) listens to Ministers Olero and Minsa Kabanda of KCCA (middle).

    I request Cabinet Secretariat at an appropriate time to furnish not only members of Cabinet but also members of the public with statistics regarding those areas which I have mentioned.

     

     

    Uganda’s Vice President H.E Jessica Alupo Epel (R) listens to the Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa at the function.

  • Cabinet colleagues, we therefore come in handy to build on and carry forward a lot of work which has already been done by the N.R. M. Government and I request all of us to do this diligently.   In our tenure in Cabinet I expect us to expeditiously execute the 23 strategic directives issued to us by H. E. the President in the commencement of this Cabinet.

     

    We should put keen interest on all service delivery programmes to our people, and, ensure import substitution and export promotion and give priority to industrialization and promote the private sector as this will help us strengthen our economy but also create jobs for our people.  It is our collective responsibility also to at all times continue furnishing the public with policies of Government, especially our flagship programmes like; U.P.E, U.S.E., Parish development model, Emyooga Programmes, Health Programmes etc.  Let us also continue with our spirited fight against COVID19.

     

    As I come to the conclusion of my message, allow me to give my counsel as follows:

    • Let’s work as a team amongst ourselves as Cabinet colleagues but also with technical people.
    • Let’s be accountable for our actions and how we spend our time.
    • Let’s always stick to already established policies in the discharge of our duties.
    • Find a way at all times to have your sectors represented in Parliamentary sessions.
    • Monthly Top Management meetings are a must as this will build a strong cohesion spirit and teamwork.
    • Internalise N.D.P. III and the N.R.M. manifesto.
    • Be vigilant, especially to ensure resources allocated to your sector are deployed to do what you planned for in your Top Management Meetings.
    • Be good listeners, always calm, taking decisions only after gathering all the facts on the matter you are considering.
    • Many of us here are elected Members of Parliament, please, balance your schedules, in Cabinet, Parliament, office and Constituency.
    • Most importantly, keep Cabinet secrets as we swore to an oath of secrecy in the commencement of our duties.

     

    In the discharge of your duties, consult the technical people especially the Permanent Secretary.  And in case of lack of a harmonized position in a strategic decision on a fundamental matter, please consult further with the Prime Minister, Vice President and H. E. the President.

     

    I thank the Cabinet Secretariat for organizing this induction retreat.

     

    I wish you a successful tenure in Cabinet.

    Hon. Ministers, it is now my singular honour and privilege to declare this Cabinet induction officially open.

    For God and my Country.

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