1 December 1975 |
|Alma mater||Mbarara University
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
(Master of Science in International Studies)
|Occupation||Educator & politician|
|Years active||2000 — present|
Information Technology and Communications
Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze is a Ugandan educator and politician. He is the current Cabinet Minister of Information Technology and Communications in the Cabinet of Uganda. He was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016. He previously served as Minister for the Presidency and Minister for the Kampala Capital City Authority between 2012 and 2016. He is also the elected Member of Parliament for Kibale County in Kamwenge District, on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket.
Background and education
He was born in Kamwenge District on 1 December 1975 to Matayo Kagyigyi and Beatrice Kagyigyi. He is the fifth-born in a family of seven children. He attended Jinja College for his A-Level education. He received aBachelor of Science in education in 1999, from the Mbarara University of Science and Technology. He also holds a Masters in International and Diplomatic Studies, obtained in 2005 from Makerere University, the oldest university in Uganda.
Beginning in 2000 until 2001, he served as a customs officer with the Uganda Revenue Authority. In 2001, he was appointed deputy resident district commissioner and was posted to Iganga District, serving in that capacity until 2003. He was then brought into State House, where he served as a special presidential assistant for research and information from 2003 until 2005. In 2006, he entered elective politics by contesting the parliamentary constituency of Kibale County in Kamwenge District. He was elected on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket. In 2011, he was re-elected. In a cabinet reshuffle on 15 August 2012, he was appointed as minister for the presidency. He replaced Kabakumba Masiko, who resigned from government on 14 December 2011 following allegations of "abuse of office", "theft by taking", "causing monetary loss to the government" and "conspiracy to defraud government". In June 2016, he was named as cabinet minister of ICT.
He has the following additional parliamentary responsibilities:
- Chairperson of the Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development
- Member of the Committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges
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