25 November 1964 |
|Education||Bachelor of Arts in Democracy & Development Studies (BA)
Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Uganda
Diploma in Accounting
Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda
|Occupation||Accountant & Politician|
|Years active||1986 — present|
Musa Francis Ecweru (born November 25, 1964 in Amuria District) is a Ugandan accountant and politician. He is the current State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to this position on 1 June 2006. In the cabinet reshuffle of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. He is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP), representing "Amuria County", Amuria District. He was first elected to that position in 2006.
Early life and Education
Musa Ecweru is third born of the ten children of mzee William Ecweru. He went to Angole/Wera Primary School (1971) for his primary studies and to Teso College Aloet (1980) for his secondary education. After his secondary education, he joined Bukalasa Agricultural College to study about cooperatives but he could not complete his studies due to the insurgency that erupted at Luwero Triangle. He then moved on to stay at the home of Colonel William Omaria Lo Arapai, a prominent Teso politician during Milton Obote's regime. Colonel Omaria sent him to study accounting at Nkumba College (now Nkumba University) hoping that one day, he could go back to Teso and become a prominent businessman. Ecweru did very well at Nkumba College and graduated with a higher diploma in accountancy. Musa Ecweru holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Democracy & Development Studies from the Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi, Mpigi District. He also holds a Diploma in Accountancy from Nkumba University, Entebbe, Wakiso District and a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Uganda Martyrs University.
From 1986 until 1992, he worked as an Accounts Clerk at Aracil Concrete Products, a Ugandan business in Amuria. Between 1992 and 1993, he served as the Local Defence Commander (LDU), Teso Region. Between 1993 and 1994, he served as the Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRDC) in Soroti District. He was transferred to Lira District in 1994, as the Deputy Resident Commissioner, serving in that capacity until 1998.
In 1998 he was promoted to Resident District Commissioner (RDC) and transferred to Nebbi District, serving there until 2000. He was transferred to Gulu District as RDC IN 2000, serving there until 2002. He also served as RDC for Kasese District, from 2002 until 2004 and for Soroti District between 2004 and 2006. Since 2003, he has served as Chief of the Arrow Auxiliary Force, a volunteer force that protected civilians from the ravages of the Lords Resistance Army.