Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi
|8th Vice President of Uganda|
Assumed office |
24 May 2011
|Prime Minister||Amama Mbabazi|
|Preceded by||Gilbert Bukenya|
Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi|
19 January 1942
|Political party||National Resistance Movement|
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
|Occupation||Vice President of Uganda|
Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi (born 19 January 1942) is a Ugandan politician and lawyer who has been Vice President of Uganda since 24 May 2011. Prior to that, he served as the Speaker of Parliament from 2001 to 2011. He has served as Member of Parliament for Bukoto County Central constituency since 1996.
Life and career
Ssekandi was born in Masaka District on 19 January 1942. He graduated with honors from the University of East Africa with a Bachelor of Laws degree. He also holds a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.
From 1973 until 1978, he served as a lecturer at the Uganda Law Development Centre. Between 1978 and 1979, he served as the Acting Director of the Law Development Centre. He was the lead counsel on the Commission of Inquiry into Violations of Human Rights, between 1986 and 1993. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Assembly, which drafted the 1995 Ugandan constitution, from 1994 until 1995.
In 1996, Edward Ssekandi was elected to the Ugandan Parliament to represent Bukoto County Central, located in Masaka District. He was re-elected from that constituency in 2001, 2006 and 2011. He served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 1996 to 2001. He was elected as Speaker in 2001, a position he held until 2011. He was replaced as Speaker by Rebecca Kadaga, the first female Speaker of Parliament in Uganda's history, on 19 May 2011.
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- Naturinda, Sheila (16 May 2011). "Uganda: Speaker Ssekandi quits for Kadaga". Daily Monitor (Kampala) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- POU (2011). "Profile of Ssekandi Edward Kiwanuka: Member of Parliament for Bukoto County Central, Masaka District". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Kadaga Is First Female Speaker". New Vision (Kampala). 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
|Parliament of Uganda|
| Speaker of Parliament
2001 - 2011
| Vice President of Uganda
2011 - Present