Alex Onzima

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Alex Onzima
Born (1952-06-26) 26 June 1952 (age 64)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Lugbara
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(BSc in Public Health Dentistry)
Occupation Politician
Years active 1990 - present
Known for Politics
Home town Maracha
Title State Minister in the Office of the Vice President
Religion Roman Catholic

Alex Aadroa Onzima is a Ugandan politician. He is the State Minister in the Office of the Vice President in the Ugandan cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016.[1] Prior to that from 27 May 2011 until 6 June 2016, he served as the State Minister for Local Government.[2] He replaced Perez Ahabwe. Onzima also served as the elected member of parliament, representing Maracha County, Maracha District in the 9th Parliament (2011 to 2016).[3]

Background and education[edit]

Onzima was born in Maracha District, West Nile sub-region, Northern Region on 26 June 1952. He attended local schools before he entered Makerere University, where he studied public health dentistry from 2002 until graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science.[3]

Work history[edit]

Onzima has represented Maracha County in Uganda's parliament since 1996. From 1996 until 2004, he was part of the no-party system in the country. In 2004, when the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was created, he joined it. In 2010, he formally left FDC and joined the ruling National Resistance Movement. [4][5] However, in the 2011 parliamentary elections, there were media reports that he intended to run as an independent candidate.[6] In the cabinet created after the 2011 national elections, Onzima was appointed Minister of State for Local Government.[7] In the cabinet list released on 6 June 2016, he was named State Minister in the Office of the Vice President.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Museveni's new cabinet list At 6 June 2016" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Mukasa, Henry (28 May 2011). "Museveni Names New Cabinet". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b POU. "Profile of Aandroa Alex Onzima, Member of Parliament for Maracha County, Maracha District". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Nalugo, Mercy (2 August 2010). "Onzima Formally Crosses To NRM". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Darious Magara, and Polly Kamukama (28 June 2010). "FDC Says Alex Onzima Is Free To Go". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Kenyi, Desmond (3 September 2010). "Onzima, What's Up?". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Rupiny, David (31 May 2011). "Minister D'Ujanga Defends Performance, Promises To Deliver Nyagak Dam". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Uganda's New Cabinet As At 6 June 2016". Retrieved 18 June 2016. 

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