Kamanda Bataringaya

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Kamanda Bataringaya
Born (1959-12-24) 24 December 1959 (age 54)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mwamba
Citizenship Uganda
Education Doctor of Medicine (MD)
University not Stated
Master of Public Health (MPH)
University not Stated
Diploma in Health Management (Dip.Hlth.Mgmt)
University not Stated
Occupation Physician & Politician
Years active 1990 — present
Known for Politics
Title State Minister for Primary Education

Dr. Kamanda Bataringaya is a Ugandan physician, politician and former diplomat. He is the current State Minister for Primary Education in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 16 February 2009.[1] In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011,[2] he retained his cabinet post. He also serves as the elected Member of Parliament for "Bwamba County", Bundibugyo District.[3]


He was born in Bundibugyo District on 24 December 1959.


Kamanda Bataringaya holds the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), and the degree of Master of Public Health, (MPH). He also holds the Diploma in Health Management and a Certificate in Public Financial Management.[4]

Work experience[edit]

He served as a Medical Officer at Mulago National Referral Hospital, from 1990 until 1992. He then served as Medical Director of Mityana Hospital, in Mityana, from 1992 until 1996. In 1994, he was elected to the Constituent Assembly which drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution, serving in that category until 1995. In 1996, he was appointed Uganda's Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, serving in that capacity until 2000. In 2001, he entered politics, contesting for the parliamentary seat of Bwamba County, Bundibugyo District. He was elected and was re-elected in 2006 and 2011.[5] In 2001 Kamanda Bataringaya was appointed State Minister for Mineral Development, serving in that capacity until 2009. On 16 February 2009, he was re-assigned to the Ministry of Education, as State Minister for Primary Education.[6]

Personal information[edit]

He is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. He is reported to have special interest in medical research and politics.

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