Ugandan Leader Retains Finance, Energy Ministers in Cabinet

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni retained his finance and energy ministers while replacing his defense, internal affairs and information ministers in a cabinet reorganization.

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, Energy Minister Irene Muloni and Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa retained their posts, as did Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, the state-run Uganda Media Centre said by e-mail from the capital, Kampala, on Monday.

Museveni, 71, has ruled Africa’s biggest coffee exporter since 1986. The opposition Forum for Democratic Change, whose leader Kizza Besigye has been imprisoned for treason, said a February vote in which Museveni extended his rule was rigged.

Kasaija is scheduled to deliver his annual budget speech in parliament on Wednesday.

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