The office of the Cabinet Minister

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

The Office of the Cabinet Minister,

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

The Office of the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is provided for in Article 111 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda which provides for the appointment of Cabinet Ministers by the President from amongst Members of Parliament or any other persons qualified to be elected as Members of Parliament.

The Cabinet Minister is accountable to the President of the Republic of Uganda and to Parliament for the exercise of two fundamental responsibilities:

(i) Individual performance related to his/her portfolio within the Government as Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

(ii) Collective performance of the Government

The holder of the Office of Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is by law:

(i) Sworn to carry out the powers, duties and functions of his/her portfolio

(ii) Responsible for the policies, programs and administration of the Ministry

(iii) The source of policy and program initiatives

(iv) Vested with Departmental powers, duties and functions through various Acts of Parliament

(v) Individually responsible to Parliament for his/her actions, the policies and practices of the Ministry including the actions of all officials under his/her management and direction and the policies and practices of any non-departmental bodies such as Agencies, Boards and Commissions within the Minister’s portfolio.

Hon-Vicent-Sempijja

Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja

Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

The Office of the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is provided for in Article 111 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda which provides for the appointment of Cabinet Ministers by the President from amongst Members of Parliament or any other persons qualified to be elected as Members of Parliament.

The Cabinet Minister is accountable to the President of the Republic of Uganda and to Parliament for the exercise of two fundamental responsibilities:

(i) Individual performance related to his/her portfolio within the Government as Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

(ii) Collective performance of the Government

The holder of the Office of Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is by law:

(i) Sworn to carry out the powers, duties and functions of his/her portfolio

(ii) Responsible for the policies, programs and administration of the Ministry

(iii) The source of policy and program initiatives

(iv) Vested with Departmental powers, duties and functions through various Acts of Parliament

(v) Individually responsible to Parliament for his/her actions, the policies and practices of the Ministry including the actions of all officials under his/her management and direction and the policies and practices of any non-departmental bodies such as Agencies, Boards and Commissions within the Minister’s portfolio.

The Minister is expected to participate fully in Cabinet decision making and appropriate Cabinet Committees.

The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja who is the Member of Parliament for Kalungu County East.

He was appointed to that position by the President of the Republic of Uganda on the 6th of June 2016.