STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: President Yoweri Museveni has today formally
marked the end of 2016-2021 cabinet business and formally dissolved
cabinet at a ceremony held at State House Entebbe.
“On behalf of NRM and government, I thank you collectively and
individually for serving your country for the last five years,” he said at a
luncheon hosted by the President and the First Lady shortly after ending
The President commended the outgoing cabinet for being excellent in the
execution of their work in driving Uganda’s economy towards a middle-
income status despite the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.
Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic rolled back some of the
economic gains the country had made, the president said urged the former
cabinet members not to underrate their performance.
“Tutegaya! Let us not underrate our work in the last five years of business
in government. If corona virus had not invaded the country, the country was
nearing the gate of a middle-income status. So don’t underrate our work”,
he said adding that by checking on population figure the population grew
from 41 million people in 2016 to 46 million people in 2021.
President Museveni said that before corona virus pandemic hit, the
National GDP rate was growing at the rate of 6.4%, and the GDP per capita
should have reached $1000 USD per person but now it stands at $900
USD per capita.
Mr. Museveni saluted the outgoing cabinet ministers for working as a team.
“We have done the best and worked collectively. Somehow, we have been
able to come together at a crucial moment. I wish everyone in participation
good luck. I bear everyone in mind as comrades,” said Museveni.
The Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo thanked the former ministers
them for their resilience, hardworking and a duty well done.
Passing a vote of thanks to the President, the Government Chief Whip
Ruth Nankabirwa thanked him for being an exemplary mentor especially
leadership especially under the very challenging Covid-19 situation, saying
it has made everyone stronger and wiser because ‘we have to survive as a
She applauded President Museveni for making Ugandans strategic thinkers
in challenging situations.