27 December 1963 |
|Alma mater||Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
(Master of Laws)
Law Development Center
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
|Occupation||Lawyer & Politician|
|Years active||1986 — present|
Asuman Kiyingi is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He is the State Minister of Works in the Uganda's Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 1 March 2015, replacing John Byabagambi, who was appointed Minister of Works and Transport. Prior to that, from 27 May 2011 until 1 May 2015, he was the State Minister of Foreign Affairs for Regional Affairs. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Isaac Musumba, who was dropped from the cabinet. Before that, he served as the State Minister for Lands from 2009 until 2011. He also represents Bugabula County South, Kamuli District, in the Parliament of Uganda. He has served in that position since 23 February 2006.
Background and education
He was born in Kamuli District on 27 December 1963. While attending Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university, founded in 1922, he earned both a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws. He also holds the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala.
Before his appointment to the cabinet in February 2009, Kiyingi worked in several diverse legal settings. He started as a legal assistant in the Kampala-based legal firm of Ntume, Nyanzi & Company Advocates. Later, he moved to another Kampala legal company called Mugenyi & Company Advocates. He was promoted to the rank of advocate while there. From that job, he became a legal officer with the National Social Security Fund. From there, he became the Corporation Secretary at National Medical Stores, which is Uganda's pharmaceutical acquisition body. The last job he worked before joining politics was as legal counsel to the National Planning Authority. He was elected to the Ugandan Parliament in February 2006, upsetting the then incumbent MP, Salaamu Musumba of the Forum for Democratic Change, opposition political party.
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