John Byabagambi

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John Byabagambi
Born (1958-05-08) 8 May 1958 (age 59)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Education Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies
(Master of Science)
Undisclosed University
(Bachelor of Science)
Occupation Engineer & Politician
Years active 1990 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Ibanda
Title Cabinet Minister for Karamoja Affairs

John Byabagambi (born 8 May 1958) is a Ugandan engineer and politician. He is the Cabinet Minister for Karamoja Affairs, in the Cabinet of Uganda. He was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016.[1] He previously served as Minister of Works and Transport between March 2015 and June 2016,[2] replacing Abraham Byandala who was appointed Minister Without Portfolio.[3] He is also the elected Member of Parliament, representing Ibanda County South, Ibanda District. He was first elected to that position in 2001.[4]

Background and education[edit]

John Byabagambi was born in Ibanda District on 8 May 1958. He attended St. Leo's College Kyegobe in Fort Portal, for his O-Level education, graduating in 1973. For his A-Level studies, he studied at St. Henry's College Kitovu in Masaka, graduating in 1979. He holds the degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. The university where he obtained his bachelor's degree is not stated.[4]


Prior to joining politics in 2001, he worked as an Engineer in several private businesses. In 1989, he worked as a Production Engineer at Miroko Industries. From 1991 until 1992, he worked as the General Manager of Mukwano Industries Limited, a member company of the Mukwano Group of Companies. Between 1992 and 2001, he worked as the General manager, Songdol Films Uganda Limited. In 2001, he entered politics and contested for the parliamentary seat of Ibanda County South in Ibanda District. He won in 2001 and was re-elected in 2006 on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party ticket.[4] After serving as Minister of Works and Transport from 1 March 2015 until 6 June 2016, he was re-assigned to Cabinet Minister for Karamoja on 6 June 2016.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. His interests include reading and traveling.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Uganda's New Cabinet As At 6 June 2016". Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Administrator (2 March 2015). "Museveni Reshuffles His Cabinet". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Uganda State House (1 March 2015). "Full Cabinet List As At 1 March 2015" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d POU. "Profile of Byabagambi John, Member of Parliament for Ibanda County South, Ibanda District". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Museveni's new cabinet list At 6 June 2016" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 7 June 2016.