Two Rwenzururu ministers resign
Posted Friday, January 11 2013 at 02:00
Unaware. The kingdom spokesperson says he has not received a copy of the resignations.
Two Rwenzururu ministers have resigned this week,citing pressure at work and having other appointments outside the kingdom.
In his January 8 letter addressed to the Rwenzururu King, Mr Charles Wesley Mumbere, justice minister Chan Geoffrey Masereka stated: “Following my increased work schedule and load, I find it highly appropriate to request your office to grant my resignation as a minister in your cabinet.”
However, Mr Masereka in an interview with this newspaper last week, said he was not consulted as the justice minister before the king sacked the minister for general duties in his office.
Last week, Mr Mumbere dismissed the minister for special duties in the office of the king and state house affairs, Mr Erisaniya Cameroon Bwambale, on allegations that he failed to account for about Shs50 million from State House.
When earlier contacted on the sacking, Mr Bwambale said he could not divulge into the king’s decisions.
Other kingdom ministers, who talked to the Daily Monitor on anonymity, blamed the king for the action, saying Mr Bwambale had done a lot of lobbying for the kingdom.
They further alleged that they have been working without any motivation from the kingdom.
The culture minister, Mr Baritazale Kule, also resigned.
He has been appointed by government in the Ministry of Education as assistant commissioner for Universal Secondary Education.
Mr Kule has also been a head teacher at Kilembe Secondary School.
When contacted for a comment, the kingdom spokesperson and minister for information, Mr Patrick Nyamunungu, said he was not aware of any resignation because he was out of office.
“Treat that as hearsay but I am going to verify since I have not received any copy of resignation,” Mr Nyamunungu said.