Ruth Nankabirwa

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Ruth Nankabirwa
Born (1965-11-28) 28 November 1965 (age 49)
Kiboga, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (BA.Fin.Art)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Master of Arts in Peace & Conflict Studies (MA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Artist & Politician
Years active 1994 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Kiboga
Title State Minister for Fisheries
Religion Anglican

Ruth Ssentamu Nankabirwa is a Ugandan politician. She is the current State Minister for Fisheries in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. She replaced Fred Mukisa, who was dropped from the cabinet.[1] Prior to that, she served as State Minister for Microfinance, from February 16, 2009 until May 27, 2011.[2]

Background[edit]

Ruth Nankabirwa was born on November 28, 1965. She hails from Kiboga District in Central Uganda. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from Makerere University. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts degree course in Conflict Studies.

Work History[edit]

From 1994 through 1995, she served as a delegate to the Constituent Assembly. In 1996, Ruth Nankabirwa was elected to serve as the member of parliament for Woman Delegate for Kiboga District. She holds that position up to today. From 1998 through 2001, she served as Minister of State for Luweero Triangle in the Office of the Prime Minister. Between 2001 and 2009, she served as State Minister for Defense, a post she held until she was appointed to be the State Minister for Microfinance.[3] In the Cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, she was moved to the Fisheries Ministry as State Minister, a position she still occupies today.

Other Roles[edit]

Ruth Nankabirwa is married. She is a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement political party. She is reported to enjoy gardening, traveling and community mobilisation.

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