|John Patrick Amama Mbabazi|
|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
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Born||Patrick Amama Mbabazi
16 January 1949
|Political party||National Resistance Movement|
|Alma mater||Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Patrick Amama Mbabazi (born 16 January 1949) is a Ugandan politician who was the Prime Minister of Uganda from 24 May 2011 to 19 September 2014. Prior to this position, he served as the Minister for Security in the Ugandan Cabinet from February 2009 to May 2011. He also served as the Secretary General of the National Resistance Movement from November 2005 to January 2015. Amama Mbabazi also serves as the Member of Parliament for Kinkiizi West constituency in Kanungu District, a position he has held since 1996 after the promulgation of the Constitution. After being sacked as Prime Minister and NRM Secretary General, Mbabazi decided to seek the nomination of the NRM as its 2016 presidential candidate, challenging President Yoweri Museveni.
He was born in Mparo Village, Rukiga County, in present-day Kabale District, on 16 January 1949.
Mbabazi holds a law degree, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Makerere University, obtained in 1975. He also holds the postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice obtained from the Law Development Center, Kampala, obtained in 1976. He is an Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda and a member of the Uganda Law Society since 1977.
Prior to joining politics, he worked as State Attorney in the Attorney General's Chambers, rising to the position of Secretary of the Uganda Law Council. Between 1986 and 1991 he served as Director General of the External Security Organization (ESO), being the first person to serve in that position. In 1994, he served as a delegate to the Constituent Assembly that drew up the 1995 Ugandan Constitution. He became the Chairman of the National Resistance Movement Delegates Caucus.
He has also served as Minister of State in the President's office, in-charge of Political Affairs. Between 1986 and 1992 he was Minister of State for Defence. Subsequently, he served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Regional Cooperation. In 2004, he was appointed as Attorney General and Minister of Justice. He held that portfolio until he was appointed Minister of Defence in 2006, a position he held until he was appointed Security Minister. He served as Security Minister from February 2009 until May 2011, when he was appointed Prime Minister. He was the tenth Prime Minister in Uganda's history.
On 15 June 2015, Mbabazi declared he will run against President Museveni for the party's nomination as presidential candidate at the party’s convention on 4 October.
Over the years, Amama 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 (UPDF) to pursue the Lord's Resistance Army fighters beyond Uganda's borders. He also represented Uganda at the signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement that resulted in the resolution of the Second Congo War.
Amama Mbabazi is married to Jacqueline Mbabazi, the Chairperson of the Women's League in the National Resistance Movement (NRM). They are the parents of Nina Mbabazi and five other children. Amama Mbabazi is a very close friend and business associate of Amos Nzeyi.
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- Amama Mbabazi Official Website
- Amama Mbabazi's Road To Prime Minister
- 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