25 November 1959 |
|Education||Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Dip.Elec.Eng)
Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda
|Occupation||Engineer & Politician|
|Years active||1994 — present|
|Known for||Politics, Engineering|
Charles Bakkabulindi (born on 25 November 1959), is a Ugandan engineer and politician. He is the current State Minister for Sports in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position in 2005 according to his parliamentary profile. In the cabinet reshuffles of 1 June 2006., 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. He is also the elected Member of Parliament representing Workers.
His oldest post-secondary academic qualification is the Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Dip.Elec.Eng.), which he obtained in 1985, from the Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo, one of the constituent institutions of Kyambogo University. He went on to obtain a Certificate in Regional Integration and Labor Administration from an institution (ARLAC) in Zimbabwe, in 1997. He also holds a Certificate in Total Quality Management, which he obtained in 1998, and another Certificate in the Role of the Labor Movement in National Development, obtained the same year, both from Histadrut College, in Israel. Also in 1998, he obtained a Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, from the same college. In 2006, he graduated with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Adult and Community Education, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university, established in 1922.
Between 1994 and 1996, he served as a Delegate to the Constituent Assembly that drafted and passed the 1995 Ugandan Constitution. In 1996, he was elected to serve in Uganda's Parliament as the Workers Representative, a position he has served in since. Also in 1996, he was elected the National Chairman of the Uganda Beverage, Tobacco and Allied Worker's Union, a position he still holds today. In 2005, he was appointed State Minister for Sports. He is the incumbent for that cabinet position.