Mwesigwa Rukutana

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Mwesigwa Rukutana
Born (1959-11-15) 15 November 1959 (age 54)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Munyankole
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Legal Practice
Law Development Center, Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Lawyer & Politician
Years active 1986 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Ntungamo

Mwesigwa Rukutana, is a Uganda lawyer and politician. He is the current State Minister for Labor in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to this position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Emmanuel Otala, who was dropped from the Cabinet.[1] Prior to that, he served as the State Minister for Higher Education, from 16 February 2009 until 27 May 2011. He is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for "Rushenyi County", Ntungamo District. He has continuously served in that capacity since 2001.[2]


He was born in Ntungamo District on 15 November 1959.[3]


He holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university, established in 1922. He also holds the Diploma in Law Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala, Uganda's capital.[4]

Work experience[edit]

He served as the Registrar of Titles, in the Ministry of Lands, from 1986 until 1988. From 1984 until 1992, he served as a Lecturer in Law at the Law Development Center, in Kampala. In 1994, he was elected as a Delegate to the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution, serving in that capacity until 1995. In 2001, he was elected to the Ugandan Parliament, to represent "Rushenyi County", Ntungamo District. He was re-elected in 2006.[5] In 2001, he was appointed Minister of State for Finance, serving in that capacity until 2006. In 2006, he was appointed Minister of State for Labor, serving in that capacity until 2009.[6] He was re-assigned as State Minister for Education, Responsible for Higher Education, on 16 February 2009][7]

Personal details[edit]

Mwesigwa Rukutana is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. His interests include farming, investing in real estate and in hotels & resorts.

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