Jennifer Musisi

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Jennifer Musisi
Born Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Ugandan
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
(Master of Public Administration)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Occupation Lawyer & Public Administrator
Years active 1987 – present
Home town Kampala
Title Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority
Term April 2011 - present
Predecessor None
Spouse(s) Frederick Musisi

Jennifer Semakula Musisi is a Ugandan lawyer and public administrator. She is the executive director of the Kampala Capital City Authority. She was appointed to that position in April 2011.[1] She assumed office on 15 April 2011. On 27 February 2014, the President of Uganda re-appointed her for another three-year term, effective 14 April 2014.[2] Her contract was renewed in April 2017, to run from 15 April 2017 until 14 April 2020.[3]

Background and education[edit]

Musisi was born in Mukono District in the Central Region of Uganda, during the 1960s. She attended Tororo Girls School in Tororo District for her O' Level education (S1 – S4).[4] She then transferred to King's College Buddo in Wakiso District for the last two years of her high school education (S5 – S6). She graduated from Budo in 1982, at the top of her class. She served as deputy head prefect during her time at the mixed, boarding high school.[5][6]

In 1982, she entered Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university,[7] where she studied law. She graduated in 1986 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB). The following year, she obtained the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Later, she obtained the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Makerere University. She also has qualifications in management, taxation, and law from several institutions including Harvard Law School and George Washington University in the United States.[5][8]

Career[edit]

Musisi is a lawyer, advocate of the High Court of Uganda and seasoned administrator with a strong legal, administrative and leadership background. She trained at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda as well as numerous other institutions including The George Washington University, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.[5]

Musisi earlier worked for Makerere University as a Legal Adviser. She was then appointed Commissioner Legal Services, and subsequently Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs in Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). Musisi was involved in the Institutional Reforms and Restructuring Programme at URA.[5][8]

In URA, Musisi was involved in Policy formulation, legislating amendments and policy implementation at the Executive and Board levels as well as Financial Planning and Management. Her role as Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs involved working closely with the Commissioner General and the Senior Management Team, the Board of Directors and various stakeholders including Government Ministries, Tax Appeals Tribunal and personnel at the Uganda Judicial System.[5]

In 2011, Musisi was appointed by the President of Uganda as the first Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority and has been at the head of the transformation of the City Administration from a Local Government to a Corporate Entity under the Central Government.[5] In March 2014, her contract was renewed for another three years, to run from 15 April 2014 until 14 April 2017.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Musisi is a married mother.[10][11][12] In 2017, her contract was extended until 14 April 2020.[13]

Recognition[edit]

In December 2014, she received the Quality Leadership Award 2014, awarded by the European Society for Quality Research,[14] a vanity award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Njoroge, John (5 April 2011). "Wabudeya Named Kampala Minister". Daily Monitor Mobile. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Charles Mwanuguhya, and Herbert Zziwa (15 March 2014). "Museveni Reappoints Musisi Until 2017". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Otage, Stephen (4 April 2017). "Musisi gets three more years at KCCA". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Okuda, Ivan (9 August 2014). "At Tororo Girls School, You Dared Not Cross Nima's Path". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Vision Reporter (21 October 2013). "Pakasa Forum – Meet The Panelists; Jennifer Musisi". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  6. ^ Kabuye, Kalungi (5 May 2012). "Face to Face With Jennifer Musisi". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  7. ^ MUK (1 July 2014). "Makerere University: Historical Background". Makerere University, Kampala (MUK). Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Karugaba, Mary (17 March 2011). "Musisi Might Be Kampala's Director". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Charles Mwanuguhya, and Herbert Zziwa (15 March 2014). "Museveni reappoints Musisi until 2017". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Mayanja, Brian (6 August 2013). "The Wife Side of Musisi". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Kalumba, Robert (4 December 2011). "Jennifer Musisi, Loathed And Admired in the Same Measure". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Oluka, Esther (30 May 2015). "Musisi: This Is How I Manage To Do It All". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  13. ^ Otage, Stephen (4 April 2017). "Musisi gets three more years at KCCA". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  14. ^ Vision Reporter (11 December 2014). "KCCA's Musisi Scoops Best Quality Leadership Award". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

Succession table as Executive Director of KCCA[edit]

Preceded by
None
Prior to 2011
Executive Director
Kampala Capital City Authority

2011 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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