Matia Kasaija

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Matia Kasaija
Born (1944-05-28) 28 May 1944 (age 74)
ResidenceKampala, Uganda
Alma materUniversity of Nairobi
(Bachelor of Commerce)
Years active1980 — present
Known forPolitics
Home townKibaale
TitleUgandan Finance Minister

Matia Kasaija is a Ugandan politician. He is the current Minister for Finance in Uganda's Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 1 March 2015, replacing Maria Kiwanuka, who was appointed Senior Presidential Advisor for Finance.[1][2] From 27 May 2011 until 28 February 2015, he served as the State Minister for Finance (Planning) in the Cabinet of Uganda. He replaced Ephraim Kamuntu, who was promoted to Minister of Tourism.[3] Before that, he served as the State Minister for Internal Affairs, from 1 June 2006 until May 2011. He is also the elected Member of Parliament for "Buyanja County", Kibaale District.[4]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Kibaale District on 28 May 1944. He studied at University of Nairobi, back in the 1960s when it was part of the University of East Africa. Kasaija graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) circa 1967.[4]

Work experience[edit]

During the Ugandan elections of 1980, at the age of 36, Matia Kasaija was elected to the Ugandan Parliament. From 1980 until 1981, he served as the State Minister for Labor. From 1981 until 1986, he served as a member of the External Wing of the National Resistance Army.[5] Between 1987 and 1990, he served as the Executive Director of the Departed Asian Custodian Board, a government parastatal that was charged with safeguarding the property expropriated from the Asians expelled from the country by Idi Amin in the 1970s. From 1998 until 1998 he served as the Deputy Director for Mass Mobilization at the National Resistance Movement Secretariat. During the 2006 parliamentary elections, he was elected to the 8th Parliament.[6] He was appointed Minister of State for Internal Affairs in June 2006.[7] In the national elections of 2011, he was re-elected to his parliamentary seat. In the cabinet reshuffle on 27 May 2011, he was reassigned to the Finance Ministry, as the State Minister for Planning.[8]

Other activities[edit]

Personal details[edit]

Matia Kasaija is married. He is reported to enjoy travel, swimming, reading, and sports.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda State House, . (1 March 2015). "Full Cabinet List As At 1 March 2015" (PDF). Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  2. ^ Malingha, David (1 March 2015). "Uganda's Museveni Promotes Matia Kasaija To Finance Minister". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ Uganda State House, . (27 May 2011). "Ministerial Cabinet Appointments And List of Dropped Ministers". Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b POU, . (2012). "Profile of Matia Kasaija, Member of Parliament for Buyanja County, Kibaale District". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ Kato, Joshua (1 March 2006). "All Eyes On The Next Cabinet". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  6. ^ Namutebi, Joyce (3 February 2006). "Fourteen Movement Members of Parliament Candidates Unopposed". New Vision (Kampala). Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  7. ^ Mukasa, Henry (2 June 2006). "Cabinet Ministries Allocated". New Vision (Kampala). Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  8. ^ Monitor Team, . (28 May 2011). "Full List of Ugandan Ministers Appointed by President Museveni On 27 May 2011". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  9. ^ AfDB Annual Report 2017 African Development Bank (AfDB).
  10. ^ Governing Council East African Development Bank (EADB).
  11. ^ Board of Governors Islamic Development Bank.
  12. ^ Board of Governors Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
  13. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.
  14. ^ Leadership Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.

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