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Bugweri County MP, Katuntu Appointed as New Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

President Museveni has today appointed Bugweri County MP, Abdul Katuntu substantive minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, effectively replacing Muruuli Mukasa who has been serving in acting capacity since the start of the year.

The docket has been vacant for close to a year since President Museveni announced his cabinet last year in June.

Katuntu who belonged to FDC shocked many when he opted to stand as an independent in 2021-2026 elections.

A very experienced legislator who joined Parliament in 2001, Katuntu’s last assignment was to chair Parliament’s committee on Rules and Discipline which found Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake guilty of insulting the then deputy speaker, Anita Among.

It should be noted that since independence from the United Kingdom on 9 October 1962, Uganda has had the following Ministers of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:

Ibingira was the first Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Uganda after Independence from 1962 to 1964.

After being Minister of Internal Affairs, Cuthbert Joseph Obwangor became Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs from 1964 to 1966 and the position became vacant until 1971.

After Obwangor, Uganda didn’t have a Minister of Justice for the remainder of Apollo Milton Obote’s first administration.

Peter James Nkambo Mugerwa          from 1971 to 19734 where Godfrey Serunkuma Lule          to over from 1973-1977 under Amin’s regime.

Dani Wadada Nabudere         in1979 but for a short period of time  and Edward Ogbal took over from 1979 to 1986 uner Godfrey Binaisa in Presidential Commission of Uganda

.Joseph Mulenga took over from 1986 to 1989 under Apolo Milton Obote.

George Kanyeihamba from 1889 to 1990 uner NRM’s government

From 1990 to 1994 was Abu Mayanja, then Joseph Ekemu from 1994 Up to 1996

Bart Magunda Katureebe from1996 to 1998 and was seceded by Joshua. S. Mayanja-Nkangi from 1998 to 2001.

Janet Mukwaya was the first woman to be the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in Uganda who succeeded  Mayanja Nkanji from 2001 up to 2004.

This was Mbabazi’s fourth of seven ministerial positions he would hold, and this appointment earned him his moniker “Super Minister from 2004 up to 2006.

Kiddu Makubuya from 2006 up to 2011 and was seceded by Kahinda Otafiire up to 2019 and Ephraim Kamuntu.



Jolliebest Kasajja
Jolliebest Kasajja
Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, Nnews Editor and Critic for African Politics.


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