Mathias Mpuuga.

Kyagulanyi Drops Mpuuga for Senyonyi as LOP

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The Principal of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has dropped Mathias Mpuuga for the Leader of Opposition (LOP) replacing him with Joel Senyonyi.

Mpuuga, the Nyendo-Mukungwe constituency legislator has resurfaced in the new opposition cabinet as the Parliamentary Commissioner. The Busiro East MP, Medard Lubega Sseggona has been appointed as the chairperson Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (COSASE), whereas the embattled Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake is the Deputy Chief Whip.

Rubaga North MP, Abubaker Kawalya is the current Vice chairperson Local government Committee


  1. Sports-Hon. Geoffrey Kayemba Ssolo
  2. Animal & Fisheries- Hon. Mugabi Suzan
  3. Special regions- Hon. Santa Okot
  4. East African Affairs- Hon. Lucy Akello
  5. Information & Anti-Corruption – Hon. Hellen Nakimuli
  6. Water& Environment – Hon. Christine Kaaya Nakimwero
  7. Human rights-Hon. Malende Shamim
  8. Local Government – Hon. Betty Ethel Naluyima
  9. Public Service- Hon. Anna Adeke
  10. Presidency-Hon. Francis Zzaake Butebi
  11. Education – Hon. Joseph Gonzaga Ssewungu
  12. Defence-Hon. Masaba Karim
  13. Internal affairs -Hon. Betty Nambooze
  14. KCCA- Hon. Nsubuga Balimwezo
  15. Lands-Hon. Ssemakula Lutamaguzi
  16. Minerals & Energy- Hon. Kanyike
  17. Tourism – Hon. Derrick Nyeko
  18. Planning & economic Development – Hon. Semujju Nganda
  19. Local Government – Hon. Kawalya Abubaker & Oulanya
  20. Gov’t Assurances – Hon. Abed Bwanika & Grace Baagala Ntwatwa
  21. COSASE- Hon. Mdard Sseggona, Allan Mayanja Ssebunya
  22. Deputy Chief Whip -Hon. Zzaake
  23. Chief whip – Hon. Nambeshe

24: LOP -Hon. Joel Ssennyonyi

25: Commissioner of Parliament -Hon.Mpuuga

The new development has come at a time when critics from the LGBTQ+ community especially those staying in the diaspora mounted pressure on the NUP principal to drop Mpuuga for his ideological position against their movement.

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