Frank Tumwebaze

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Frank Tumwebaze
Born (1976-01-01) 1 January 1976 (age 38)
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mutooro
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc/Ed)
Mbarara University
Mbarara, Uganda
Masters in International and Diplomatic Studies (MIDS)
Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Educator & Politician
Years active 2000 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Kamwenge
Religion Protestant

Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze is a Ugandan educator and politician. He is the current Minister for the Presidency & Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 15 August 2012.[1] He replaced Kabakumba Masiko, who resigned from government on 14 December 2011, following allegations of abuse of office, theft by taking, causing monetary loss to the government and conspiracy to defraud government.[2][3][4] Frank Tumwebaze is also the elected Member of Parliament for Kibale County in Kamwenge District, on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party ticket.[5]

Background[edit]

He was born in Kamwenge District around 1 January 1976.[6]

Education[edit]

He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc/Ed), obtained in 1999, from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). He also holds the degree of Masters in International and Diplomatic Studies (MIDS), obtained in 2005, from Makerere University, the oldest university in Uganda, founded in 1922.[7]

Work experience[edit]

Beginning in 2000 until 2001, he served as a Customs Officer with the Uganda Revenue Authority. In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Resident District Commissioner and was posted to Iganga District, serving in that capacity until 2003. He was then brought into State House, where he served as a Special Presidential Assistant for Research and Information, from 2003 until 2005. In 2006, he entered elective politics by contesting the parliamentary constituency of Kibale County, Kamwenge District. He was elected on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket. In 2011, he was re-elected and is the current incumbent.[8] In a cabinet reshuffle on 15 August 2012, he was appointed Minister for the Presidency.[9]

Personal details[edit]

Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze is married. He is of the Anglican faith.

Parliamentary duties[edit]

He has the following additional parliamentary responsibilities:

  • Chairperson of the Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development
  • Member of the Committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges

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