Amelia Kyambadde

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Amelia Kyambadde
Born (1955-06-01) 1 June 1955 (age 59)
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
American InterContinental University, London, United Kingdom
Occupation Administrator, Businesswoman & Politician
Years active 1979 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Mpigi
Title Minister for Trade & Industry
Religion Christian

Amelia Anne Kyambadde is a Ugandan politician. She is the current Minister for Trade and Industry in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011.[1] She replaced Kahinda Otafiire, who was appointed Minister for Justice.[2] Amelia Kyambadde is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for "Mawokota County North" in Mpigi District.

Background[edit]

She was born in June 1955, to the late Serwano K. Kulubya and Mary Kafureka, in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. She relocated to Uganda, in 1959, at the age of four (4) years old.

Education[edit]

She attended Gayaza Primary School in Wakiso District for her elementary education, Gulu Sacred Heart High School in Gulu District for her secondary education and Aga Khan School of Secretarial Studies in Nairobi, Kenya, for her post-secondary education. Amelia Kyambadde holds the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest institution of tertiary education, founded in 1922. She also holds the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), from the American InterContinental University in London, United Kingdom.[3]

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She started working in the Ugandan Civil Service in 1979, at the age of twenty-four (24). She rose to the rank of Principal Private Secretary (PPS) of the President of Uganda. In 2010, she voluntarily resigned as the President's PPS, to contest the parliamentary seat of "Mawokota County North", Mpigi District.[4] During the National elections of 2011, she won her parliamentary contest and is now the incumbent MP for that constituency. On 27 March 2011, she was appointed Minister for Trade & Industry.

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Amelia Anne Kyambadde is married to Wilson Kyambadde since 1976. Together, they are the parents of five children. She is the Patron of Twezimbe Development Association (TDA), a community-based, non-governmental, organization formed to improve the living conditions of the people of her parliamentary constituency. She founded the TDA NGO.[5]

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