Thembo Nyombi

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Thembo Nyombi
Born (1964-07-31) 31 July 1964 (age 50)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Project Planning & Management (Dip.PP&M)
Bradford University, Bradford, United Kingdom
Diploma in Financial Management (Dip.Fin.Mngt)
Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Uganda
Master of Science in Developmental Economics (MSc)
Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Uganda
Occupation Economist & Politician
Years active 1990 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Mubende
Religion Christian

George William Thembo Nyombi is a Ugandan economist and politician. He is the current State Minister for Information Technology in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Alintuma Nsambu, who was dropped from the Cabinet.[1] Prior to that, he served as the State Minister for Luweero Triangle in the Office of the Prime Minister, from 2009 until 2011.[2] Nyombi Thembo is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP), representing "Kassanda County South", Mubende District. He has continuously represented the constituency since 2001.


He was born on 31 July 1964 in Mubende District, in a family of thirteen siblings. His father was Erisa Zziwa Bosomungho, from the Ndomboli royal family in Zenzeka, Boma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His mother was Eseza Ziribasanga, who also had a Congolese background. The father migrated to Uganda in 1924, due to social and political upheavals in the region and finally settled in Kassanda, Singo County, in modern-day Mubende District.[3]


Thembo Nyombi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Makerere University. He holds a diploma in project planning and management from Bradford University in the United Kingdom and a postgraduate diploma in financial management from Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) in Uganda. He is enrolled in the Master of Science program at UMU,specializing in Developmental Economics.[4]

Work experience[edit]

Between 1990 and 1996, Thembo Nyombi was a part-time economics teacher at Uphill College, a high school in Uganda. He worked as an analyst, planning officer and senior planning officer for the Uganda Railways Corporation during the 1990s. Between 1995 and 2001, he worked at a Project Manager, Transport Rehabilitation Project (Railway Component), at Kampala City Council.

He was elected to the Ugandan Parliament in 2001, representing Kassanda County South in Mubende District. That same year, he was appointed Minister of State for Education and Sports (Primary Education). In 2006, he was re-elected to parliament and was appointed to his present cabinet post.[5]

Personal details[edit]

Thembo Nyombi is married to Prisca Mashengyero Thembo. He is a member of the National Resistance Movement political party.

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