James Nsaba Buturo

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Nsaba Buturo
Born (1951-03-18) 18 March 1951 (age 64)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mukiga
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(BA in Political Science & Public Administration)
University of Birmingham
(MA in Developmental Administration
(PhD in Developmental Administration)
Occupation Politician
Years active 2006 — Present
Known for Politics
Home town Kisoro
Religion Christian

James Nsaba Buturo is a Ugandan politician. He was the Minister of State for Ethics & Integrity in the Office of the Vice President in the Ugandan Cabinet, from 1 June 2006[1] until his resignation on 15 March 2011.[2] In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, his docket was assigned to Father Simon Lokodo.[3] He also served as the elected Member of Parliament representing "Bufumbira County East", Kisoro District, from 2001 until 2011. In the 2011 national elections, Nsaba Buturo lost in the primaries to Wagahugu Kwizera of the National Resistance Movement political party, who is the incumbent MP for that constituency. Nsaba Buturo insisted on contesting the general elections as an Independent candidate; but he still lost.[4] He accused the United Nations of a surreptitious mission to impose acceptance of homosexuality on sovereign countries.[5]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Kisoro District, on 18 March 1951. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in political science and public administration, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest institution of tertiary education, founded in 1922. He also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Developmental Administration, also from Makerere. His degree of Master of Arts in Developmental Administration was received from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom]]. He then followed up with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the same field, also at Birmingham.


From 1977 until 1986, he served as a District Commissioner in the Ministry of Local Government. He then emigrated to the United Kingdom, where he served as a Development Manager, from 1989 until 1995. In 1999 he returned to Uganda and was appointed Director of Planning & Monitoring for in the Uganda AIDS Commission, serving in that capacity until 2001.

In 2001, he entered politics and was elected to the Ugandan Parliament, to represent "Bufumbira County East", Kisoro District. He was re-elected in 2006. From 2001, until 2006, he served as the State Minister for Information & Broadcasting.[6] He was retained as State Minister for Information, in the cabinet reshuffle of 13 January 2005. In another cabinet reshuffle in June 2006, he was appointed State Minister for Ethics in the Office of the Vice President.[1] In March 2011, he lost his parliamentary seat and resigned from the cabinet. [2]

Personal information[edit]

James Nsaba Buturo is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. He is reported to have special interest in reading and politics.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mukasa, Henry (2 June 2006). "Cabinet Ministries Allocated". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Vision Reporter, . (15 March 2011). "Buturo Quits Cabinet". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Uganda State House, . (27 May 2011). "Comprehensive List of New Cabinet Appointments & Dropped Ministers". Facebook.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Karugaba, Mary (20 February 2011). "Ministers Lose Parliamentary Seats". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Baklinski, Thaddeus M. (6 April 2009). "Uganda Refuses to Bow to United Nations Pressure to Accept Homosexuality". LifeSiteNews.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Kibuuka, Silvano (2 January 2005). "Sh26 Billion To Improve State Broadcasters". New Vision (Uganda). Retrieved 4 April 2015. 

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