Amelia Kyambadde

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Amelia Kyambadde
Born (1955-06-30) 30 June 1955 (age 61)
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Business Administration)
American InterContinental University
(Master of Business Administration)
Occupation Administrator, Businesswoman & Politician
Years active 1979 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Mpigi
Title Minister for Trade & Industry
Spouse(s) Wilson Kyambadde

Amelia Anne Kyambadde is a Ugandan politician. She is the current Cabinet Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016.[1] She has previously served as Cabinet Minister of Trade and Industry between 27 May 2011 and 6 June 2016.[2] She replaced Kahinda Otafiire, who was appointed Minister for Justice.[3] Amelia Kyambadde is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for "Mawokota County North" in Mpigi District.

Background[edit]

She was born in June 1955, to the late Serwano K. Kulubya and Mary Kafureka, in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. She relocated to Uganda, in 1959, at the age of four years.[4]

Education[edit]

She attended Gayaza Primary School in Wakiso District for her elementary education, Gulu Sacred Heart High School in Gulu District for her secondary education and Aga Khan School of Secretarial Studies in Nairobi, Kenya, for her post-secondary education. Amelia Kyambadde holds the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest institution of tertiary education, founded in 1922. She also holds the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), from the American InterContinental University in London, United Kingdom.[5]

Work experience[edit]

She started working in the Ugandan Civil Service in 1979, at the age of twenty-four (24). She rose to the rank of Principal Private Secretary (PPS) of the President of Uganda. In 2010, she voluntarily resigned as the President's PPS, to contest the parliamentary seat of "Mawokota County North", Mpigi District. During the Uganda national elections of 2011, she won her parliamentary contest and is now the incumbent MP for that constituency. On 27 March 2011, she was appointed Minister for Trade & Industry.[6] On 6 June 2016, she was named Cabinet Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, in the cabinet list released that day.[7]

Personal details[edit]

Amelia Anne Kyambadde is married to Wilson Kyambadde since 1976. Together, they are the parents of five children. She is the Patron of Twezimbe Development Foundation (TDF), a community-based, non-governmental, organization formed to improve the living conditions of the people of her parliamentary constituency. She founded the Twezimbe NGO.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Museveni's new cabinet list At 6 June 2016" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Mukasa, Henry (28 May 2011). "Museveni Names New Cabinet". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Kavuma Kaggwa (23 November 2014). "What We Should Include In Uganda's New Constitution". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Ssempijja, David (3 August 2010). "Why Amelia Kyambadde Is Leaving State House for Peasants". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Kyambadde, Amelia (2010). "Profile of Amelia Anne Kyambadde". Amelia-Kyambadde.Org. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Parliament of Uganda (2011). "The Work History of Kyambadde Amelia Anne". Kampala: Parliament of Uganda. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Uganda's New Cabinet As At 6 June 2016". Scribd.com. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  8. ^ TDF, . "About Twezimbe Development Foundation". Twezimbe Development Foundation (TDF). Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

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