17 February 1956 |
|Education||Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
|Occupation||Veterinarian & Politician|
|Years active||1979 — present|
|Title||State Minister of Health (General Duties)|
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. In the cabinet reshuffle of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. On account is his ministerial cabinet position, he is also an ex officio Member of Parliament (MP).
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.
- Website of the Parliament of Uganda
- Full Uganda Cabinet List on 1 June 2006
- Full of List of Ugandan Cabinet Ministers May 2011