Isaac Musumba

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Isaac Musumba
Born (1961-12-16) 16 December 1961 (age 55)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
(Master of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Occupation Lawyer & Politician
Years active 1985 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Kamuli
Spouse(s) Salaamu Musumba

Isaac Isanga Musumba is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He served as the State Minister for Regional Foreign Affairs, from June 2006 until May 2011. [1] In the cabinet reshuffle on 27 May 2011, he was dropped from the cabinet and was replaced by Asuman Kiyingi.[2] He also served as the elected Member of Parliament (MP), representing "Buzaaya County", Kamuli District, from 1996 until 2011. During the 2011 national ections, he lost to Martin Kisule Mugabi Muzaale, during the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries.[3][4]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Kamuli District, on 16 December 1961. Isaac Musumba attended Namasagali College. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Makerere University. He also holds the Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Center, in Kampala, Uganda's capital city. His degree of Master of Laws (LLM), specializing in tax law, was also awarded by Makerere University.


From 1985 until 1991, Isaac Musumba worked as a Principal Legal Officer in the Ministry of Finance. He then worked as the Administrative Commissioner, at the Uganda Revenue Authority from 1991 until 1993.

In 1994, he was elected to the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution, serving in that capacity until 1995. He was elected to the Ugandan Parliament in 1996, to represent "Buzaaya County", Kamuli District. He was re-elected in 2001 and in 2006. He lost the seat in 2011 to the Martin Muzaale incumbent Member of Parliament.

In 2001, he was appointed State Minister for Planning. He retained his post in a Cabinet reshuffle on 14 January 2005.[5] In June 2006, Isaac Musumba was appointed State Minister for Foreign Affairs (Regional Affairs), serving in that capacity until May 2011, when he was dropped from the cabinet in a reshuffle.[2]

Personal details[edit]

Isaac Musumba is married. He is reported to have particular interest in global economics and taxation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mukasa, Henry (2 June 2006). "Cabinet Ministries Allocated". New Vision (Kampala). Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Uganda State House, . (27 May 2011). "Comprehensive List of New Cabinet Appointments & Dropped Ministers". Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Barbara Among, and Tom Gwebayanga (7 September 2010). "Sixteen Ministers Beaten In NRM Polls". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Sam Opio Caleb, and Martin Sebuyira (8 September 2010). "Ministers Lose In Kamuli". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Felix Osike, and Henry Mukasa (13 January 2005). "Cabinet Shuffled". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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