Edward Ssekandi

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Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi
Vice President of Uganda
Assumed office
24 May 2011
President Yoweri Museveni
Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi
Preceded by Gilbert Bukenya
Personal details
Born Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi
(1943-01-19) 19 January 1943 (age 72)
Masaka, Uganda
Residence Kampala
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Occupation Vice President
Uganda
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi (born 19 January 1943) is a Ugandan lawyer and politician who has been the vice president of Uganda since 24 May 2011.[1] Before that, he served as the speaker of the parliament of Uganda from 2001 to 2011.[2] He has represented the Bukoto County Central constituency in parliament since 1996.

Life and career[edit]

Ssekandi was born in Masaka District on 19 January 1943. 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.[3]

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 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, Ssekandi was elected to the parliament to represent Bukoto County Central. He was re-elected from that constituency in 2001, 2006, and 2011. He served as deputy speaker of the parliament from 1996 to 2001. He was elected as speaker in 2001, a position he held until 19 May 2011.[4]

Personal details[edit]

He is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsiko, Haggai (24 May 2011). "Former speaker Sekandi is new VP And Mbabazi Prime Minister". The Independent (Uganda). Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Naturinda, Sheila (16 May 2011). "Uganda: Speaker Ssekandi Quits for Kadaga". Daily Monitor (Kampala) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b POU (2011). "SSEKANDI EDWARD KIWANUKA (Bukoto County Central - Masaka District)". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kadaga is first female speaker". New Vision (Kampala). 19 May 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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