(Republic of Uganda)


Prof.Apollo Nsibambi - Prime Minister

Born : on November 27th 1938.

Education/Profession : Obtain a Bachelors Degree in Economics from London in 1964, A Master Degree in Political Science from Chicago in 1966 and a PhD from Nairobi in 1984. Dean, Faculty of Social Science. Head, Department of Political Science. Director, Makerere Institute of Social Research. Professor of Political Science and Public Administration. Vice Chairman of Council of The Christian University of East Africa.

Political career : He was appointed to the portfolio of Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business in April 1999. Before then, he was the Minister of Education and Sports from May 1998 - April 1999 and Minister of Public Service from July 1996 - May 1998. Minister of Constitutional and Political Affairs and Human Rights in Buganda Kingdom.

Eriya Kategaya - First Deputy Prime Minister

Born : on 4th July 1945

Education/Profession : He went to school at Kyamate Boys School, Mbarara High School, Ntare School and University of Dar Es Salaam where he graduated with an LLB in March 1970. He served as counterpart Lecturer at the Institute of Public Administration between April 1970 and 1971. In 1971 he became a State Attorny, Civil Section in the Attorney General's Chambers in Kampala. In 1972, entered Private Practice with Ibingira & Mulenga Advocates.

Political career : Member of the National Consultative council-1979/80. Minister of Commerce,1980. During the period between 1981 - 1986, was active in the popular peoples struggle in the bush where he he served as Secretary for Political and Diplomatic Affairs, National Resistance Movement and Member of the High Command. He became a Minister of State, Office of the Prime Minister in 1986 and thereafter in 1988 till to date he is the First Deputy Prime Minister. National Political Commissar,1990-96. 1996 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Also : Minister of Internal Affairs

Brig. Gen.Moses Ali - Second Deputy Prime Minister

Born : on 5th April 1939 at Meliaderi, Atabo Parish in Pakele Division in Adjumani District.

Education/Profession : After completing his Ordinary Level Certificate at Old Kampala Senior Secondary School in 1966, Brig. Ali undertook a number of military training courses as a Cadet officer, Paratrooper Instructor in Uganda and Company Commanders Course in Israel in. In 1972, Brig. Ali enrolled in Staff College at Camberly in UK where he earned a Degree in Military Science. Brig. Moses is an active educationist and as recent as between 1998 - 1999, Brig. Ali did an external correspondence study with Holborn College of London. Brig. Ali was commissioned in 1969 to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and appointed Officer -in-Charge of Training in the Uganda Paratrooper School. In 1971, he was promoted to the rank of Major and appointed Commandant of the Paratrooper School. Later in 1972, Brig. Ali was promoted to the rank of Colonel. Chairman of the Cabinet Central Economic Committee Chairman Central Tender Board. Governor of African Development Bank.

Political career : In 1973, he was appointed Minister of Provincial Administration and in 1974 he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier. Brig. Moses Ali has also served in the following capacities :  Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports. Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities. Member of the National Resistance Council for Moyo District. Constituent Assembly Delegate for East Moyo County. Member of Appointment Committee of Uganda Parliament. Elected member of Parliament of Adjumani District.

Also : Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees


James Wapakhabulo - Third Deputy Prime Minister NEW

Political career : Former National Political Commissar.

Also : Minister of Foreign Affairs


Dr.Kisamba Mugerwa - Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (retained)


Prof.Gilbert Bukenya Balibaseeka - Minister in Charge of the Presidency NEW

Note : Moved from State for Trade and Industry Ministry. Replacing Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda.

Amama Mbabazi - Minister of Defense

Born : on the 16th January 1949 in Mpiro, Kigezi.

Education/Profession : He holds a Law (LLB) Degree from Makerere University, Kampala (1975) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. He is an Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda and a member of the Uganda Law Society since 1977. Professionally, he worked as State Attorney in the Attorney General's Chambers, rising to the position of Secretary of the Uganda Law Council.

Political career : External Security Organization chief. Minister of State for Regional Cooperation. Mr. Mbabazi, is Uganda's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of regional cooperation and current Chairman of the Permanent Tripartite Commission of the East African Cooperation. He is the Member of Parliament for Kinkizi West. He previously held the portfolios of Minister of State in the President's office, in-charge of Political Affairs and Minister State for Defence from 1986-1992.

Note : ex State Minister for Regional co-operation

Dr.Khidu Makubuya - Minister of Education and Sports (retained)


Syda Bbumba - Minister of Energy and Mineral Development (retained)

Gerald Ssendaula - Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development (retained)


Zoe Bakoku Bakoru - Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development NEW


Prof.Mondo Kagonyera - Minister of General Duties in the Prime Minister's office (retained)


Brig.Jim Muhwezi - Minister of Health NEW

Janat Balunzi Mukwaya - Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs NEW


Jaberi Bidandi Ssali - Minister of Local Government (retained)


Felix Okot Ogong - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs NEW

Henry Muganwa Kajura - Minister of Public Service and Labor

Born : 7th July 1934 at Masindi, Bunyoro Kitara

Education/Profession : St Mary's College Kisubi : 1951 - 1953 : Cambridge School Certificate, Grade 1 ; Makerere University College : 1954 - 1956 : Intermediate of the University of London Makerere University College : 1956 - 1958 :  B.A of University of London ; Oxford University U.K: 1958 - 1959 : Devonshire Post Graduate Administrative Course ; University of Wisconsin USA : Centre for Advanced Study in Organisation Science Milwaukee 1964. Director of Recruitment and Training E.A Common Services Organisation 1964 - 1966. Deputy General Manager (under study) Bank of Uganda 1966 - 1967. Secretary E.A. Development Bank 1967 - 1973. Chairman/Managing Director Uganda Commercial Bank 1973 - 1978. Ag. Director General E.A Development Bank 1978 -1979 concurrently with being Governor Bank of Uganda 1978 - 1979.

Political career : Administrative Officer, Uganda Government 1958 - 1962 Under Secretary : E.A. Common Services Organisation, Nairobi, Kenya 1963 - 1964. Chairman LC V Hoima District 1988/1989. Minister of Water and Mineral Development 1989 -1992. Minister of Natural Resources 1992 - 1996. Minister of Trade and Industry 1996 - 1997. Minister of Water, Lands and Environment 1998 - 2001.

Note : Former Minister of Water, Lands and Environemment. Replacing Amanya Mushega who is now the Secretary General of the East African Co-operation.

John Nasasira - Minister of Public Works, Housing and Communication (retained)

Born : on January 1952 in Kazo in Mbarara District.

Education/Profession : He holds a BSc. Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi. John Nasasira is also a qualified Chattered Engineer of UK. He is a member of the following professional bodies : The Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers. The Institute of Engineers of Kenya. The Institution of Engineers (UK).

Political career : Deputy Minister of Works (April 1989 -1991). Presidential Advisor on Public Works (July 1991 - Mar 19992). Deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communications (Apr. 1992 - Nov. 1994) Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Dec. 1994 - Nov. 1994). Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Dec. 1994 - June 1995). Delegate to Constituent Assembly (1994 - 1995). Minister of Works, Transport and Communications (July 1996- July 1998). John Nasasira is a member of Parliament for Kazo County.

Prof.Edward Rugumayo - Minister of Tourism and Trade (retained)

Born : on 18th December 1934 in Kabarole District.

Education/Profession : He holds BSc. in Botany and Zoology from London and a Diploma in Education from London. Professor Rugumayo taught in a number of London Schools and held a number of portfolios which include the following : Research Fellow with UNESCO. Senior Inspector of Schools (Science). Head of Department of Education in University of Zambia. Professor at Moi University, Eldoret

Political career : Minister of Education 1971-1973. Chairman National Consultative Council, UNLF. Uganda High Commissioner to Pretoria

Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda - Minister of Water, Lands and Environment

Born : on the 7th November 1947 in Kabale District.

Education/Profession : He attended Kigezi High School and Busoga College Mwiri before joining Makerere University and later went on to the University of Zambia where he qualified in Medicine with an MB.CH.B Degree. Thereafter, studied at the University of California - Berkley in the USA and obtained a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH). Worked as Medical Officer in Zambia and a Resident Physician in Pediatrics at Washington DC General Hospital in the USA. Thereafter, he worked in the Department of Pediatrics at Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya.

Political career : Dr. Rugunda has served in various portfolios including the following : Minister of Health. Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister of Information. Minister of Works, Transport and Communication. Commissioner for Animal Industry, Game and Fisheries. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is the member of Parliament for Kabale Municipality.

Note : ex Minister to the Presidency.

Dr.Crispus Walter Kiyonga - Minister Without Portfolio and Ag.National Political Commissar

Ministers of State

Israel Kibirige Sebunya - Minister of State for Agriculture (retained)

Fabius Byaruhanga - Minister of State for Animal Industry (retained)

Michael Werikhe Kafabusa - Minister of State for Communication (retained)

Ruth Nankabirwa - Minister of State for Defense NEW

Peter Aimat Lokeris - Minister of State for Development NEW

Christine Aporu - Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees NEW

Prof.Omwony Ojok - Minister of State for Economic Monitoring

Note : In-charge of the Northern Uganda and Recontruction Programe

Florence Sekabira Nayiga - Minister of State for Elderly and Disability Affairs NEW

Daudi Migereko - Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development NEW

Lawrence Kezimbira Miyingo - Minister of State for Environment (retained)

Matembe Miria - Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity NEW

Mugyenyi Mary Rutamwebwa - Minister of State for Fisheries NEW

Sam Bitangaro - Minister of State for Gender and Cultural Affairs NEW


Rukutana Mwesigwa - Minister of State for General Duties in Ministry of Finance NEW

George Michael Mukula - Minister of State for General Duties in the Health Ministry NEW

Betty Akech - Minister of State for Higher Education (retained)

Francis Edward Babu - Minister of State for Housing (retained)

Richard Nduhuura - Minister of State for Industry and Technology NEW

Basoga Nsadhu - Minister of State for Information NEW

Sarah Kyama Kiyingi - Minister of State for Internal Affairs NEW

Tom Rwakaikara Butime - Minister of State for International Affairs NEW

Sam Kutesa - Minister of State for Investment NEW

Henry Joseph Obbo - Minister of State for Labor and Industrial Relations NEW

Matia Mark Baguma Isoke - Minister of State for Lands (retained)

Dr.Phillip Byaruhanga - Minister of State for Local Government (retained)

Kamanda Bataringaya - Minister of State for Mineral Development NEW

Didi Agard - Minister of State for Northern Uganda Reconstruction Programme NEW

Okot Ogong Felix Karamoja - Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs NEW

Isaac Isanga Musumba - Minister of State for Planning and Investment (retained)

Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire - Minister of State for Primary Education NEW

Beatrice Wabudeya - Minister of State for Primary Health Care (retained)

Peter Kasenene - Minister of State for Privatisation NEW

Patrick Aloysious Ringa Okumu - Minister of State for Public Service (general) NEW

Benigna Mukiibi - Minister of State for Public Service (pensions) NEW

Otafiire Kahinda - Minister of State for Regional Cooperation NEW

Wilson Muruli Mukasa - Minister of State for Security (retained)

Henry Oryem Okello - Minister of State for Sports NEW

Jovino Akaki - Minister of State for Tourism (retained)

Abel Rwendeire - Minister of State for Trade NEW

Andruale Awuzu - Minister of State for Transport (retained)

Mary Mutagamba - Minister of State for Water NEW

Alex Kamugisha - Minister of State for Youth and Child Affairs NEW

Grace Akello - Minister of State in Charge of Entandikwa NEW

Tim Mutekanga Lwanga - Minister of State in Charge of Luwero NEW

Didi Agard - Minister of State in Charge of Northern Uganda and Reconstruction NEW


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