Irene Muloni

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Irene Muloni
Ugandan Minister for Energy and Minerals (10928382334).jpg
Born (1960-11-18) 18 November 1960 (age 54)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mugisu
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering)
Capella University
(Master of Business Administration)
Occupation Electrical Engineer & Politician
Years active 1986 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Bulambuli
Title Minister for Energy & Minerals
Religion Roman Catholic

Irene Nafuna Muloni is a Ugandan electrical engineer, businesswoman and politician. She is the Minister for Energy and Minerals in the Ugandan Cabinet,[1] and the elected Member of Parliament for Bulambuli District Women's Representative.[2]


She was born on 18 November 1960, in what is known today, as Bulambuli District.[3]


In 1982, she entered Makerere University, the oldest university in East Africa, to study Engineering. In 1986, she graduated with an honours Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSc.E.Eng) degree. Later, she graduated with the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.[4] She is also a Certified Public-Private Partnership Specialist, accredited by The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Inc. (IP3) and the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) of Loughborough University.


From 2002 until 2011, Irene Muloni worked as the Managing Director of the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL), a Ugandan parastatal company, responsible for distribution of electrical power to both commercial and retail customers nationwide. In 2011, she entered elective politics, by successfully contesting for the Bulambuli District Women's Representative in the 9th Ugandan Parliament (2011 - 2016).[5] On 27 May 2011, she was appointed Minister of Energy & Minerals, by President Yoweri Museveni.[6] She replaced Hilary Onek, who was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs.

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  1. ^ Mukasa, Henry. "Museveni Names New Cabinet". New Vision. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Irene Muloni's Page At". Parliament of Uganda. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Wandawa, Vicky (1 July 2011). "Muloni: From A Budadiri Village Girl to A Minister". New Vision. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  4. ^ ., . (2011). "The Education History of Irene Nafuna Muloni". Parliament of Uganda. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  5. ^ ., . (March 2011). "Members-Elect of The 9th Ugandan Parliament" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Monitor, Team (28 May 2011). "Full List of Ugandan Ministers Appointed by President Museveni". Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

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