Tom Butime

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Colonel Tom Butime (born 1947) is a Ugandan political figure in the Ugandan parliament.[1] He was minister of state for communications of Uganda, having held that post since January 13, 2005. After the general elections in February 2006, he was named minister of state for Karamoja affairs, a posting from which he resigned. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Mwenge North.

Previously, Butime was the Minister of Internal Affairs from July 6, 1996 to July 2001, and he also served as Minister of State for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness during that time. From 2001 until a cabinet reshuffle in January 2005, Butime served as Minister of State for International Cooperation and served as acting Foreign Minister from March 2004 to January 2005.

He is a trained Cinematographer. His hobby is soccer, with Manchester United as his favourite Premier league side. He also enjoys farming.


  1. ^ Butime, Tom. "Karamoja Job Was an Insult - Tom Butime." Interview by David T. Lulu. The Observer 8 July 2010. Web. 27 Oct. 2010.