Ugandan Professor Spells Out Qualities Of An Ideal Prime Minister

By Professor Mwambutsya Ndebesa

What would be the qualities of an ideal

prime minister in Uganda who is also leader of government business? A prime minister is the chief political coordinator and political supervisor of fellow ministers. I expect him or her to posses authority in her to command respect from fellow ministers. He/she should be knowledgeable about state policies and systems or experience or ideological superiority above those he/she supervises.

As leader of government business in Parliament he/she is expected to answer queries from MPs on both sides of the divide satisfactorily without appearing to be overtly biased. He/she should be a cunning person with good relational intelligence and emotional intelligence enough to cool down tempers.

Robinah Nabbanja, Uganda’s newly appointed Prime Minister/ Leader of Government Business

A prime minister in Uganda’s context is expected to have authority not derived necessarily from the position so occupied but from the personality in terms of knowledge, experience and people skills, I hope the new prime minister is bringing to cabinet and Parliament such skills and knowledge.

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