Bright Rwamirama

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Bright Rwamirama
Born (1954-12-16) 16 December 1954 (age 59)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muhima
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
University not Stated
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
University not Stated
Occupation Accountant & Politician
Years active 1978 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Isingiro
Title State Minister for Animal Industry
Religion Christian

Major (Retired) Bright Kanyontore Rwamirama is a Ugandan politician, and former army officer. He is the current State Minister for Animal Industry in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 1 June 2006.[1] In the cabinet reshuffle of 16 February 2009,[2] and that of 27 May 2011,[3] he retained his cabinet post. He also serves as the elected Member of Parliament representing "Isingiro County North", Isingiro District. He has served in that capacity, continuously since 2001.[4]


He was born in Isingiro District on 16 December 1954.[5]


Bright Rwamirama holds the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Accounting, and the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). He also holds the Postgraduate Certificate in Resource Management.[6]

Work experience[edit]

From 1978 until 1983, he worked as a Banking Officer at Uganda Commercial Bank, the institution that later became Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited. In 1983, he joined the National Resistance Army (NRA), in the Uganda Bush War to dislodge Milton Obote from power. He was appointed Officer in Charge of Pay in the (NRA) in 1986, serving in that capacity until 1989. In 1989, he was promoted to Director of Finance, in the NRA, which was renamed Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF), in 1995. He served in that capacity at the UPDF headquarters, until 1997. He continued to serve as one of the Senior Staff Officers at UPDF Headquarters, until 2001. In 2001, he retired from the Armed Forces at the rank of Major. He joined politics, contesting for the parliamentary seat of "Isingiro County North", in Isingiro District. He won that seat and was re-elected to the same position in 2006 and 2011.[7] He was appointed Minister of State for Animal Industry in June 2006, a position he still occupies as of June 2011.[8]

Personal details[edit]

Bright Rwamirama is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. His interests include conflict resolution, community development and watching sports events.

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