President Yoweri Museveni has, on Thursday evening, shaken up cabinet appointing Businessman Balaam Barugahara, minister of state for Gender, labour, and social development.

The changes also saw Museveni name Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi as the new Minister of State for Trade Industry and Cooperatives, Lillian Aber as the State Minister for Relief Disaster Preparedness and refugees and youth MP Phiona Nyamutoro as the new state minister for Energy.

In a post on X, Barugahara said the appointment is a vote of confidence in him on behalf of his first unit, MK Army, the MK Movement now Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU), Bunyoro, and the patriotic youth of Uganda.

“It is also an appointment for the art industry (artists and promoters) and the business community of Uganda,” Barugahara wrote.

“I exceedingly thank my role model and Uganda’s next President, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, for identifying, training, mentoring, deploying, and entrusting me to be his Deputy in the whole of Western Uganda.”

“I look forward to working with and supporting the President in his visionary and deliberate efforts towards the socio-economic transformation of the people of Uganda, especially the youth,” he added.

Barugahara pledged to serve Uganda in a patriotic manner, listening to the youth and their concerns, engaging with them, mobilising them, and empowering them towards bettering themselves and improving their lives.

Barugahara is an events manager and an accomplished businessman. He is the propriety of Balaam Marketing and Promotion Agency and other proprietorships including two radio stations in Uganda and another in South Sudan, a water bottling company in Juba, South Sudan and a five-star hotel in Masindi, among other establishments.

He is a devoted member of the rotary club in Muyenga Tank Hill and has been a member of the Uganda Red Cross Society since 1998.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Marketing) from Makerere University and a Masters of Business from Cavendish University College.

Through his expansive business empire, Balaam Barugahara has impacted many lives. He has created jobs for many jobless youth and professionals.

He has contributed greatly to the economic shape of Uganda and the East African region as a whole through his diverse business investments that are spread across the East African region.

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