Dorothy Hyuha

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Dorothy Hyuha
Born (1962-07-04) 4 July 1962 (age 54)
Residence Butaleja, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Education Makerere University
(Bachelor of Science with Diploma in Education)
(Master of Education)
Occupation Educator, politician, and diplomat
Years active since 1986
Home town Butaleja
Title High Commissioner of Uganda to Tanzania
Spouse(s) Daniel Haumba Hyuha

Dorothy Samali Hyuha is a Ugandan diplomat, educator, and politician. She is the High Commissioner (Ambassador) of Uganda to Tanzania.[1] She previously served as Minister Without Portfolio in the Cabinet of Uganda.[2] From 2006 until 2011, Hyuha served as the Butaleja District Woman MP in the Ugandan Parliament. During the same time-frame, she concurrently served as the deputy secretary general of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party.[3]

Background and education[edit]

She was born in Butaleja District on 4 July 1962.[citation needed] Hyuha graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science with a Diploma in Education from Makerere University.[citation needed] She then earned a Master of Education degree in 1995, also from Makerere University.[citation needed]


Hyuha was first elected to the Uganda Parliament in 1996 as a representative of Tororo District, a post she held until 2006. After Butaleja District was carved out of Tororo District in 2006, she won the parliamentary seat of women's representative for Butalehja District on the NRM party ticket. She held that position until she lost the seat in 2011 to Cerinah Nebanda.[3] From 2009 until 2011 she served as Minister Without Portfolio.[2] In August 2012, Hyuha was appointed Uganda's High Commissioner to Tanzania, where she still served as of November 2016.[4]

Personal details[edit]

She is a member of the ruling NRM political party. She was married to Daniel Hyuha, who died in December 2014 at age 68.[5] They owned three homes in the Butalja District.[3]


  1. ^ UHCDT (2 November 2016). "Uganda High Commission Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Embassy Staff". Dar es Salaam: Uganda High Commission Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (UHCDT). Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Uganda State House (19 January 2015). "President Pays tribute to late Danny Hyuha". Kampala: Uganda Media Centre. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Olaka, Denis (15 December 2012). "Police Deploy At Dorothy Hyuha's Homes After MP Nebanda's Death". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Administrator (18 August 2012). "M7 Reshuffles Envoys, Ssebagala Appointed Presidential Advisor". Kampala: Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Nampala, Moses (14 December 2014). "Dan Hyuha has been laid to rest". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 

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