James Nsaba Buturo

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Nsaba Buturo
Born (1951-03-18) 18 March 1951 (age 63)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mukiga
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Public Administration (BA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Master of Arts in Developmental Administration (MA)
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Administration (PhD)
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Occupation Politician
Years active 2006 — Present
Known for Politics
Home town Kisoro
Religion Christian

James Nsaba Buturo is a Ugandan politician. He was the Minister of State for Ethics & Integrity in the Office of the Vice President in the Ugandan Cabinet, from 1 June 2006 until 27 May 2011.[1] In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, he was dropped from the cabinet and replaced by Father Simon Lokodo.[2] He also served as the elected Member of Parliament representing "Bufumbira County East", Kisoro District, from 2001 until 2011. In the 2011 national elections, Nsaba Buturo lost in the primaries to Wagahugu Kwizera of the National Resistance Movement political party, who is the incumbent MP for that constituency. Nsaba Buturo insisted on contesting the general elections as an Independent candidate; but he still lost.[3] He has accused the United Nations of a surreptitious mission to impose acceptance of homosexuality on sovereign countries.[4]


He was born in Kisoro District, on 18 March 1951.[5]


He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science and Public Administration, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest institution of tertiary education, founded in 1922. He also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Developmental Administration. His degree of Master of Arts (MA) was in Developmental Administration at Birmingham University. He then followed the Masters degree with a Doctorate (PhD)in the same field at Birmingham University.[6]

Work experience[edit]

From 1977 until 1986, he served as a District Commissioner in the Ministry of Local Government. He then migrated to the United Kingdom, where he served as a Development Manager, from 1989 until 1995. In 1999 he returned to Uganda and was appointed Director of Planning & Monitoring for in the Uganda AIDS Commission, serving in that capacity until 2001.[7]

In 2001, he entered politics and was elected to the Ugandan Parliament, to represent "Bufumbira County East", Kisoro District. He was re-elected in 2006. From 2001, until 2006, he served as the State Minister for Information & Broadcasting.[8] He was retained as State Minister for Information, in the cabinet reshuffle of 13 January 2005.[9] In another cabinet reshuffle in June 2006, he was appointed State Minister for Ethics in the Office of the Vice President.[10] In March 2011, he lost his parliamentary seat and in May 2011, he was dropped from the cabinet in a reshuffle.

Personal information[edit]

James Nsaba Buturo is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. He is reported to have special interest in reading and politics.

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