Mwesigwa Rukutana

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Mwesigwa Rukutana
Born (1959-11-15) 15 November 1959 (age 57)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Occupation Lawyer & Politician
Years active 1986 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Ntungamo
Title State Minister for Labor

Mwesigwa Rukutana, is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He is the current Deputy Attorney General of Uganda. He was appointed to that post on 1 March 2015, replacing Fred Ruhindi, who was appointed Attorney General.[1] Prior o that, between 27 May 2011 and 1 March 2015, he served as the State Minister for Labor in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to this position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Emmanuel Otala, who was dropped from the Cabinet.[2] Prior to that, he served as the State Minister for Higher Education, from 16 February 2009 until 27 May 2011.[3] He is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for "Rushenyi County", Ntungamo District. He has continuously served in that capacity since 2001.[4]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Ntungamo District on 15 November 1959. He attended Kigezi High School for his O-Level education. He transferred to Mbarara High School where he completed his A-Level studies. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university, established in 1922. He also holds the Diploma in Law Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala, Uganda's capital.[4]


He served as the Registrar of Titles, in the Ministry of Lands, from 1986 until 1988. From 1984 until 1992, he served as a Lecturer in Law at the Law Development Center, in Kampala. In 1994, he was elected as a Delegate to the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution, serving in that capacity until 1995. In 2001, he was elected to the Ugandan Parliament, to represent "Rushenyi County", Ntungamo District. He was re-elected in 2006.[4] In 2001, he was appointed Minister of State for Finance, serving in that capacity until 2006. In 2006, he was appointed Minister of State for Labor, serving in that capacity until 2009.[5] He was reassigned as State Minister for Education, Responsible for Higher Education, on 16 February 2009[6]

Personal details[edit]

He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. His interests include farming, investing in real estate and in hotels & resorts. Mwesigwa Rukutana is married to 4 wives and had fathered 15 children as of February 2010. [7]

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. ^ Uganda State House, . (27 May 2011). "Comprehensive List of New Cabinet Appointments & Dropped Ministers". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Newvision Archive, . (18 February 2009). "Full Cabinet List As At 18 February 2009". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c POU, . (2011). "Profile of Rukutana Mwesigwa, Member of Parliament for Rushenyi County, Ntungamo District". Parliament of Uganda (POU). 
  5. ^ Mukasa, Henry (2 June 2006). "Cabinet Ministries Allocated". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Newvision Archive, . (18 February 2009). "Full Cabinet List As At 18 February 2009". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Edgar R. Batte, and Evelyn Lirri (13 February 2010). "To Be or Not To Be Polygamous". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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