16 April 1953 |
|Education||Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Social Administration (BA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
|Occupation||Banker & Politician|
|Years active||1978 — present|
|Title||State Minister for Finance (General Duties)|
Fred Mandir Jachan-Omach, commonly known as Fred Omach is a Ugandan banker and politician. He is the current State Minister for Finance (General Duties) in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to this position in 2006. In the cabinet reshuffle of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. He also serves as the elected Member of Parliament (MP), for "Jonam County", Nebbi District. He has represented this constituency in parliament, continuously, since 2001.
Fred Omach attended Nyapeya High School, in Nebbi District, for his S1 to S4 schooling. He then attended Lango College in Lira for his S1 to S6 studies graduating in 1973. He entered Makerere University, the oldest university in East Africa, in 1974, graduating in 1977 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Social Administration (BA).
His first job after university was in 1978, with the Ministry of Public Service, as a Personnel Officer. In 1979 he joined the now defunct Uganda Commercial Bank (UCB). Over the years, he rose through the ranks until he attained the rank of General Manager, at UCB, the largest commercial bank in Uganda at that time. In 2001, he retired from banking and entered elective politics.
He successfully contested for the parliamentary seat of "Jonam County", Nebbi District, in 2001. He has been re-elected to that parliamentary seat since. He was appointed to his present position in June 2006.