Mariam Najjemba

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Mariam Najjemba
Born (1972-04-08) 8 April 1972 (age 42)
Kanoni, Gomba District, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Management (BA)
Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
Master of Arts in Public Administration & Management (MA)
Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Administrator & Politician
Years active 1999 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Kanoni
Title State Minister for Urban Development
Religion Muslim

Mariam Najjemba Mbabaali, formerly known as Rosemary Najjemba Muyinda is a Ugandan politician. She is the current State Minister for Urban Planning in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 15 August 2012.[1] She replaced Justine Lumumba Kasule, who was appointed Government Chief Whip. She is the elected Member of Parliament for Gomba County, Gomba District on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party ticket.

Background[edit]

She was born in Gomba District on 8 April 1972.[2]

Education[edit]

Mariam Najjemba holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA), in Public Administration and Management, obtained in 1991, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest institution of tertiary education, which was founded in 1922. She also holds the degree of Master of Arts (MA), in Public Administration and Management, obtained in 1993, also from Makerere University.[3]

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Beginning in 1999, until she joined active elective politics in 2006, Mriam Najjemba worked in various administrative roles in the Office of the President of Uganda, including the following:

  • As the head of the Women's Desk at State House Uganda
  • As Presidential Assistant for Research at State House, Uganda

In 2006, she entered politics as a contestant for the Gomba County parliamentary seat, in what was then Mpigi District. She ran on the ticket of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party and won. In 2011, Gomba County was split off Mpigi District, forming Gomba District. She was re-elected in the renamed constituency as is the current incumbent.[4] In a cabinet reshuffle on 15 August 2012, she was appointed State Minister for Urban Planning and Development.[5]

Personal details[edit]

Mariam Najjemba is married. She is of the Muslim faith.[6]

Other responsibilities[edit]

She carries the ffollowing additional responsibilities in parliament:

  • She is the Chairperson of the Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Matters
  • She is a Member of the Committee on Natural Resources
  • She is a Member of the Appointments Committee

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