President Yoweri Museveni has appointed former Ethics and Integrity Minister, Fr. Simon Lokodo and former Coalition for Citizens Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) coordinator Crispin Kaheru as commissioners for the Uganda Human Rights Commission.
Lokodo who was dropped as Minister in June this year will also work with former Kampala Woman MP and opposition politicians Shifra Lukwago and Jackie Atuheire.
Lokodo, Kaheru, Lukwago, Atuheire names and Mariam Wangadya, the new UHRC chairperson now await vetting by Parliamentary Appointmets Committee which is set to happen on Wednesday.
A notice from the Clerk of Parliament, Adolf Mwesigwa dated 23rd Ausgust 2021 reads;
“The Appointments Committee is scheduled to interact with these presidential nominees on Wednesday August,25, 2021 at 10am in the conference hall , parliament house.”
Established under the 1995 Constitution, the Uganda Human Rights Commission is a government body mandated to monitor and advance human rights in the country.
Several positions of commissioners have for many years been vacant and the new appointments come at the right time.