Simon Ejua

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Simon Ejua
Born (1968-08-03) 3 August 1968 (age 46)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Lugbara
Citizenship Uganda
Education Diploma in Business Studies(Dip.Bus.Stds)
Uganda College of Commerce, Kampala, Uganda
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (BCom)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Financial Management (Dip.Fin.Mgmt)
Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Uganda
Occupation Politician
Years active 1994 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Arua
Religion Christian

Simon Ejua is a Ugandan politician. He is the former State Minister for Transport in the Ugandan Cabinet, from 1 June 2006 until 27 May 2011.[1] In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, he was dropped from the cabinet and was replaced by Dr. Stephen Chebrot.[2] He also served as the elected Member of Parliament (MP) representing "Vurra County", Arua District, from 2006 until 2011. In the 2011 national elections, he lost his parliamentary seat to Dr. Sam Agatre Okuonzi, an Independent politician, who is the incumbent MP for that constituency.[3]


He was born in Arua District on 3 August 1968.


He holds the Uganda Diploma in Business Studies (Dip.Bus.Studs), obtained in 1993, from the Uganda College of Commerce (UCC), which became Makerere University Business School in 1997. In 2000, he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), majoring in Accounting, from Makerere University. He went on to obtain the postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management from Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), in 2003. He also holds a postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology, obtained in 2003 from Fintech Business Technology Solutions.[4]

Work experience[edit]

In 1994, Simon Ejua worked as a Market Inspector, in Arua District. In 1995, he worked for five months as the Assistant Bursar at St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School, in Koboko, Koboko District. Later in 1995, he was appointed Auditor in the Office of the Auditor General of Uganda, working in that capacity until 2005. He entered politics in 2006, contesting for the parliamentary seat of "Vurra County", Arua District. He was elected on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket. He was appointed to his present cabinet post in 2006. He lost both his parliamentary seat and his cabinet appointment on 18 March 2011 and 27 May 2011, respectively.

Personal affairs[edit]

Simon Ejua is married. He is reported to enjoy football and debating.

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