Ephraim Kamuntu

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Ephraim Kamuntu
Born (1945-09-26) 26 September 1945 (age 68)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Munyankole
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (BCom-Accounting)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Master of Arts in Business Administration (MA.Bus.Adm)
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York State, USA
Occupation Economist & Politician
Years active 1992 — present
Known for Economics, Politics
Home town Kibingo
Title Minister of Tourism
Religion Anglican

Ephraim Kamuntu is a Ugandan economist and politician. He is the current Minister for Tourism in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011.[1] He is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP), representing "Sheema County South", Sheema District.[2]


He was born in Sheema District on 26 September 1945.[3]


Ephraim Kamuntu holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university, founded in 1922. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Management Science, Operations Research & Business Administration, from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York State, in the United States of America.[4]

Work experience[edit]

He was a lecturer in Makerere University, Faculty of Commerce before it was shifted to the current Makerere University Business School in Nakawa. From 1992 until 1995, Ephraim Kamuntu served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Nile Bank Limited, a private commercial bank in Uganda, that was purchased and taken over by Barclays Bank, in 2007. Between 1995 and 1997, he worked as a private Consultant. From 1997 until 2001, he served as the National Coordinator, for the Private Sector Development Program of the Ugandan Government. He entered politics in 2001, contesting for the parliamentary seat of Sheema County South, Bushenyi District. He was elected and was re-elected in 2006.[5] On 1 June 2006, he was appointed Minister of State for Industry.[6] On 16 February 2009, he was re-assigned as State Minister for Planning.[7] In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, he was promoted to full cabinet minister and put in charge of the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage.

Personal details[edit]

Ephraim Kamuntu is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. His special interests include: political good governance, sound & effective economic management, farming, listening to music and watching sports events.

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