The President of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Museveni is scheduled to meet with former Ugandaminister for Ethics and Integrity, Miria Matembe in a bid to woo her back to the ruling National Resistance Movement. Museveni in his capacity as the appointing authority of Uganda’s state and cabinet ministers sacked Matembe in May 2003.The Presidential Press Secretary, Tamale Mirundi says the meeting is normal because the president is like any other Ugandans. Museveni, Mirundi says, is free to meet with anybody.
But he declines to reveal the details of the meeting. Other Statehouse sources say the President wants to persuade Matembe to rejoin Uganda government because she is hard working.
Museveni allegedly sacked Matembe because she was opposed to the lifting of two presidential term limits to infinity, the proposal President Museveni wanted passed by Uganda Parliament without fail.
In the year Museveni sacked Matembe, Museveni also sacked the former Minister for Local Government, Bidandi Sali and the current minister of East African affairs Eriya Kategaya because of their opposition to the lifting of the of the two presidential term limits. It was however not clear by press time whether the women rights activist Matembe will honour Museveni’s invitation for meeting.
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By Walakira Nyanzi, Ultimate Media