Maria Mutagamba

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Maria Mutagamba
Born (1952-09-05) 5 September 1952 (age 62)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA.Econ.)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Computer Programming
ICL Computer School, Nairobi, Kenya
Certificate in Executive Leadership
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation Economist & Politician
Years active 1976 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Rakai

Maria Emily Lubega Mutagamba is a Ugandan economist and politician. She is the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position in the cabinet reshuffle of 15 August 2012.[1] Previously, from 2006 to 2012, she held the portfolio of Water and Environment.[2] Maria Mutagamba is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP), for Rakai District Women Representative.


She was born in Rakai District on September 5, 1952.[3]


Maria Mutagamba holds a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Economics, from Makerere University, obtained in 1976. She also holds a Diploma in Computer Programming, from the ICL Computer School, in Nairobi, Kenya, obtained in 1980 and a Certificate in Executive Leadership, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, obtained in 1997.[4]

Work experience[edit]

She served as a banking officer, with the Bank of Uganda, between 1976 and 1980. She served as a Director of the Bank of Uganda, from 1991 until 1999. She was a Constituent Assembly delegate between 1994 and 1995. Between 1999 and 2000, she served as the Deputy Secretary General of the Democratic Party. In 2000, she was appointed Minister of State for Water Resources, a position she held until 2006 when she was appointed Minister of Water and the Environment, a position she held till 2012.

Other responsibilities that Maria Mutagamba has include:

  1. President, African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), (2004–2012)
  2. Coordinator, Global Women Leaders Forum for Water and Sanitation (2005–Present)
  3. Member, Nile River Council of Ministers (2001–Present)
  4. Vice Chairperson, United Nations Task Force on Integrated Water Resource Management
  5. Proprietor, Green Point Enterprises.[5]

Personal details[edit]

Maria Mutagamba is married. She is reported to enjoy reading, gardening and travel.

Parliamentary duties[edit]

Maria Mutagamba sits on the following parliamentary committees:

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