|The Right Honourable
|9th Prime Minister of Uganda|
24 May 2011 – 18 September 2014
|Preceded by||Apolo Nsibambi|
|Succeeded by||Ruhakana Rugunda|
|Minister for Security|
24 February 2009 – 24 May 2011
|Prime Minister||Apolo Nsibambi|
|Preceded by||Kabakumba Masiko|
|Succeeded by||Wilson Muruuli Mukasa|
|Attorney General of Uganda|
1 May 2004 – 9 March 2006
|Prime Minister||Apolo Nsibambi|
|Preceded by||Francis Ayume|
|Succeeded by||Kiddu Makubuya|
|Member of Parliament
from Kanungu District
11 February 2003 – 18 February 2016
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||James Ruugi Kaberuka Niringiyimana|
|Born||Patrick Amama Mbabazi
16 January 1949
|Political party||Go Forward (formerly independent)|
|Alma mater||Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, SC (simply known as Amama Mbabazi, born 16 January 1949) is a Ugandan politician who served as the ninth Prime Minister of Uganda from 24 May 2011 to 19 September 2014. He played an instrumental role in Uganda's protracted liberation struggle from several tyrannical governments (1972-1986) and is a founding member of the National Resistance Movement, the ruling political party in Uganda.
Early life and education
He was born in Mparo Village, Rukiga County, in present-day Kabale District, on 16 January 1949. He attended two of the most prominent educational institutions in Uganda during both the colonial and post-colonial periods: Kigezi College Butobere for his high school education, and Ntare School for his A-Levels. Mbabazi earned a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University. He received a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala. He is an Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda and has been a member of the Uganda Law Society since 1977.
Between 1986 and 1992, he was Minister of State for Defence. Subsequently, he served as Minister of State for Regional Cooperation from 1998 to 2001. He was Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 2004 to 2006, a feat that earned him the moniker "Super Minister". He was appointed as Minister of Defence in 2006, a position he held until he was appointed as Minister of Security. He served as Minister of Security from February 2009 until May 2011, when he was appointed Prime Minister.
Mbabazi's childhood friend Ruhakana Rugunda was appointed to replace Mbabazi as Prime Minister on 18 September 2014, by President Yoweri Museveni. This move was seen by many as Museveni's way of punishing Mbabazi for his rumoured presidential run. On 15 June 2015, Mbabazi declared his intentions to run against Yoweri Museveni for the National Resistance Movement's nomination for president at the party’s convention on 4 October 2015. This declaration was followed by a response from President Museveni who dubbed it "bad conduct and premature". On 31 July, after much disagreement between top-ranking party officials and Mbabazi himself, the former Prime Minister declared he would stand as an independent candidate. His candidature is backed by The Democratic Alliance (TDA), a loose convergence of minor political parties working to win the position of presidency.
Mbabazi has represented Uganda in international fora, including the United Nations Security Council, where he argued for the international community to allow the Uganda People's Defense Force to pursue the Lord's Resistance Army fighters into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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- Uganda Told To Repay Aid Funds Lost In Office of the Prime Minister Fraud
- Fallout From Temangalo Scandal
|Attorney General of Uganda
|Minister of Defence
Wilson Muruuli Mukasa
|Minister for Security
Wilson Muruuli Mukasa
|Prime Minister of Uganda