Rugunda for vetting as PM today

New PM Ruhakana Rugunda

The newly appointed Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is expected to be vetted in Parliament today.

Dr. Rugunda was appointed as Premier over a week ago, replacing Amama Mbabazi who had held the position since 24th May 2011.

Under Article 108 A (1) of the Constitution, a presidential appointee to the docket of Prime Minister requires a simple majority vote from the whole House for approval, unlike other appointees who have to undergo a vetting process by the Appointments committee of Parliament.

Once approved, Rugunda will also become the leader of government business.