21 January 1961 |
Budaka District, Uganda
|Education||Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSc.Agric.)
Masters of Agricultural Extention & Education (M.Agric.Ext.& Ed)
|Occupation||Agriculturist & Politician|
|Years active||1980 — present|
|Title||State Minister for Health (General Duties)|
Sarah Ndoboli Kataike is a Ugandan politician. She is the current State Minister for Health (General Duties) in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 15 August 2012. She replaced Richard Nduhura, who was appointed Uganda's Ambassador to the United Nations. She is also the elected Member of Parliament for Budaka District Women's Constituency on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party ticket.
Sarah Kataike holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSc.Agric.), obtained in 1999, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest institution of tertiary education, which was founded in 1922. She also holds the degree of Masters of Agricultural Extension and Education (M.Agric.Ext.&Edu), obtained in 2003, also from Makerere University. In addition, she holds several diplomas and certificates in Agriculture, Rural Development and Management.
Her long career began in 1980, when she worked as a Farm Manager, serving in that capacity until 1985. Between 1990 and 1992, she served as the Project Coordinator of a local Vegetable Project in Budaka District. From 1992 until 1994, she served as the Technical Officer at a Mushroom Growing Project in Iganga District.
Between 1994 and 2000, she served as the District Agricultural Officer in Mukono District. From 2002 until 2004, she served as the Country Director for Uganda, The Hunger Project. From 2004 through 2006, she served as the Prrogram Manager of two separate NGOs, working on poverty reduction and hunger alleviation in Africa. In 2007 and 2008, she served as the Chairperson of Budaka District Service Commission. From 2008 through 2010, she served as the World Bank Reintegration Specialist at the Uganda Amnesty Commission.
In 2011, she entered politics as a contestant for the Budaka District Women's Constituency parliamentary seat. She ran on the ticket of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party and won. She was later elected to represent Uganda in the Pan African Parliament (PAP) based in South Africa. In PAP she was elected Chairperson of the Women's Caucus and hence became a member of the Cafe which is the governing body of the Pan African Parliament. She is the current incumbent. In a cabinet reshuffle on 15 August 2012, she was appointed State Minister for Health (General Duties) and henceforth had to resign from the Pan African Parliament as she had become an Executive to serve her country directly.
Sarah Ndoboli Kataike is single. She is of the Anglican faith.
She carries the following additional responsibilities in parliament:
- Member of the Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
- Member of the Committee on the National Budget
- Member of the Committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment - (PAP)
- Chairperson Women's Caucus - (PAP)