Richard Nduhura

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Richard Nduhura
Born (1956-02-17) 17 February 1956 (age 58)
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Munyankole
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Veterinarian & Politician
Years active 1979 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Bushenyi
Title State Minister of Health (General Duties)
Religion Christian

Richard Nduhura, sometimes spelled Richard Nduhuura, is a Ugandan veterinarian and politician. He is the State Minister for Health (General Duties) in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 1 Jun 2006.[1] In the cabinet reshuffle of 16 February 2009,[2] and that of 27 May 2011,[3] he retained his cabinet post. On account is his ministerial cabinet position, he is also an ex officio Member of Parliament (MP).

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He was born in Bushenyi District, on 17 February 1956.[4]

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Richard Nduhura holds the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university, founded in 1922.[5]

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His work history has been varied and dates back to 1979 when he started practice as a Veterinary Officer and continued to practice until 1989. In 1988, he was elected General Secretary of Bushenyi District Local Council (LC-V), serving in that capacity until 1989. Between 1998 and 2001, he served as the Chairperson, Bushenyi District Service Commission. In 2001, he entered active politics, contesting the parliamentary seat of "Igara County East", Bushenyi District. He won that seat and was re-elected in 2006. However, in 2011 he lost during the primary elections to the incumbent MP, Michael Muranga Mawanda, also of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party. In 2001, he was appointed State Minister for Industry, serving in that capacity until 2003. He was then appointed State Minister for Trade, where he served until 2005. He then served briefly as State Minister for Local Government between 2005 and 2006. He was appointed to his present cabinet post in 2006.[6]

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