Adolf Mwesige

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Adolf Mwesige
Born (1966-04-04) 4 April 1966 (age 49)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mutoro
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Public Administration Promotion Centre, Berlin
(Diploma in International Law)
United Nations Centre for Human Rights, Geneva
(Diploma in Human Rights Law)
University of London
(Master of Laws)
Occupation Lawyer & Politician
Known for Politics
Home town Fort Portal
Title Minister of Local Government
Religion Christian

Adolf Kasaija Mwesige is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He is the current Minister for Local Government in the Ugandan Cabinet. He has served in that position since 18 February 2009.[1] He is also the elected Member of Parliament for "Bunyangabu County", Kabarole District, a position he has served in since 1996.[2]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Kabarole District on 4 April 1966. He attended Nyakasura School in For Portal for his A-Level education. Adolf Mwesige holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. He also holds the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala. He holds a Diploma in International Law from the Public Administration Promotion Center in Berlin, Germany and a Diploma in Human Rights Law from the United Nations Center for Human Rights, in Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Laws (LLM) program at the University of London.[2]

Work experience[edit]

Mwesige is enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda since 1994. Between 1992 and 1996, he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affaitrs, as a Foreign Service Officer, responsible for Legal and Consular Matters. Between 1996 and 2001, he worked as the Managing Partner at Mwesige, Egunyu & Company Advocates, a Ugandan Legal law firm. He was first elected to Parliament in 1996, to represent "Bunyangabu County" in Kabarole District, a position he still holds, as of February 2015. Prior to 2009, Mwesige served as Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister.[2] In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, Adolf Mwesige retained his Local Government portfolio.[3]

Personal details[edit]

Adolf Mwesige is married. He is reported to have particular interest in community mobilization and public interest litigation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Newvision Archive, . (18 February 2009). "Full Cabinet List As At 18 February 2009". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c POU, . (2011). "Profile of Mwesige Adolf Kasaija, Member of Parliament for Bunyangabu County, Kabarole District". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Mukasa, Henry (28 May 2011). "Museveni Names New Cabinet". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 19 February 2015. 

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