Fred Omach

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Fred Omach
Born (1953-04-16) 16 April 1953 (age 61)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Alur
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Social Administration (BA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Banker & Politician
Years active 1978 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Nebbi
Title State Minister for Finance (General Duties)
Religion Christian

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.[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 (MP), for "Jonam County", Nebbi District. He has represented this constituency in parliament, continuously, since 2001.


He was born in Nebbi District on 16 April 1953.[4]


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).[5]

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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.

Personal details[edit]

Fred Omach is married. He is reported to have particular interest in Bible study, playing golf and reading.

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