5 January 1952 |
|Occupation||Engineer & Politician|
|Years active||1989 — present|
|Title||Minister of Information and Communication Technology|
John Nasasira is a Ugandan engineer and politician. He is the current Minister of Information and Communication Technology in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 23 May 2013, replaced Ruhakana Rugunda, who was appointed Minister of Health. Prior to that, he served as the Minister of Works & Transportation, from 1996 until 2011. He is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP), representing "Kazo County", Kiruhura District, a position he has occupied continuously since 1989.
John Nasasira has continuously represented Kazo County, Kiruhura District, in the Ugandan Parliament, from 1989 until today, a span of over two (2) decades. Between 1989 and 1991, he served as Minister of State for Works. From 1991 until 1992, he served as an Adviser to the President of Uganda on Public Relations. In 1992 he was appointed Minister of State for Works, Transportation and Communications, servng in that capacity until 1994.
From 1994 until 1995, Nasasira was one of the delegates to the Constituent Assembly that drew up the 1995 Uganda Constitution. He also served as Minister of State for Agriculture, during the same period. In 1995, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, serving there until 1996. In 1996, he was appointed Minister of Works, Housing and Communications. For ten (10) years, he served in that capacity, making him one of the longest-lasting cabinet appointments in the National Resistance Movement government. In 2006, a new Ministry of Information Communication Technology was created and John Nasasira's portifolio became Minister of Works and Transportation. Between May 2011 and May 2013, he served as the Government Chief Whip in the Parliament of Uganda. On 23 May 2013, he was appointed Minister of Information and Communication Technology; his current assignment.