Proposed Speaker’s Profiles – 2012 Convention

 Proposed Speaker’s Profiles – 2012 Convention

Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi – Vice President of Uganda (Guest of honour) Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi (born 19 January 1943), is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. Prior to that, he served as the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, a position he served in from 2001 until 2011. He is also the current Member of Parliament, representing “Bukoto County Central”, a constituency he has continuously represented since 1996. Ssekandi was born in Masaka District on January 19, 1943. He graduated with honors from the University of East Africa with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB). He also holds the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. From 1973 until 1978, he served as a lecturer at the Uganda Law Development Center. Between 1978 and 1979, he served as the Acting Director of the Law Development Center. He was the lead counsel on the Commission of Inquiry into Violations of Human Rights, between 1986 and 1993. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Assembly, which drafted the 1995 Ugandan constitution from 1994 until 1995. In 1996, Edward Ssekandi was elected to the Ugandan Parliament, to represent Bukoto County Central, in Masaka District, a position he was re-elected to in 2001 and 2006. He served as Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament between 1996 and 2001. He was elected to the position of Speaker in 2001, a position he held until 2011. He was replaced as Speaker by Rebecca Kadaga, the first female Speaker of Parliament in Uganda’s history, on 19 May 2011.


Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga – Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament. She is the first female to be elected Speaker in the history of Parliament in Uganda. She is also the current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kamuli District Women’s Constituency, Busoga sub-region, a position she has served in since 1989. Hon. Maria Kiwanuka- Finance Minister of Uganda

  • Maria is an Economist and business woman. She has been the Managing Director of Radio One and Radio Two (Akaboozi).
  • She also served as a non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa), The Nabagereka Development Trust, Nkumba University, Uganda Development Bank and Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited.
  • She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Commerce (BCom) from Makerere University in 1977 and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School. Beginning around 1980, she worked for more than ten years with the World Bank, as an Economist and Financial Analyst for the East Asian and Southern African regions. She later left the World Bank and went into private business.
  • Maria Kiwanuka is married to Mohan Kiwanuka, the Managing Director of Oscar Industries Limited.

Jennifer Musisi The lawyer by profession was chosen by the President to be the Chief Executive Officer of the newly-created Kampala City Council Authority. During her first six months, she has led several campaigns such as Kampala Kibuga Kyange, (Kampala My City), which based on the people’s will to keep Kampala clean. She managed to evict hawkers from the streets, repaired some pot-holed roads, among her achievements. Hon Amelia Kyambadde – Minister of Trade Industry and cooperatives Having been born to Mr. Serwano K. Kulubya (RIP) and Ms Mary Kafurenka on June 1955 in Guildford Surrey UK; I relocated to Uganda as a child in 1959. I am married to Mr. Wilson K. Kyambadde, and together we are blessed with six children and one grand child. We are residents of Nekyasaja-Galabi, Muduuma sub county, Mawokota Mpigi District. Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi (MP) – Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries He is the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011 and is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for “Bufumbira County South” parliamentary constituency, Kisoro District, in the Ugandan Parliament. His Excellency Mr. Maurice Peter Kagimu Kiwanuka – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative Maurice Peter Kagimu Kiwanuka, 50 years old, married, with 3 kids. I am a son to the former Chief Justice the late Ben Kiwanuka, murdered by Amin and his regime. Is the Ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation and Other International Organisations. Based in Geneva. Formerly, was the Minister of State for Economic Monitoring, office of the President, and an ex-officio Member of Parliament. Before that, he was a Member of Parliament for Bukomansimbi constituency in Masaka District from 2002 to 2006. In 1994, he represented his constituency in the Constituent Assembly that drafted Uganda’s current Constitution. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Makerere University, Kampala, and a Bachelor of Philosophy degree of Urbaniana University, Rome… Hon. Henry Oryem Okello Henry Oryem Okello is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He is the State Minister for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs. He was appointed to that position in 2005. In the cabinet reshuffles of 01 June 2006[1], that of 16 February 2009[2], and that of 27 May 2011[3], he retained his cabinet post. He has previously served as State Minister for Sports, from 2001 until 2005. He also serves as the elected Member of Parliament for “Chua County”, Kitgum District. Hon. Christine Amongin Aporu – Minister of State for Teso Affairs Provide Political leadership, and oversee the implementation of the Teso Development Programme. Starting her career as a teacher and tutor, Christine Aporu is a dedicated leader in conflict-resolution and advocating for refugees and internally displaced people. Christine served 10 years as a Ugandan Member of Parliament, representing Kumi District, and an additional 5 years as Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness. Christine was a member of the Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association, Teso Initiatives for Peace, AMANI Peace Forum and the Common Wealth Parliamentarian Association. In her capacity as the current Demobilization Resettlement Team Officer with the Uganda Amnesty Commission, Christine has worked on peace building efforts between the Teso and Karamojan people within Uganda and is currently serving as a peace negotiator for the on-going Government of Uganda and Lord’s Resistance Army/Movement peace talks on the side of the government.

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