Prime Minister of Uganda

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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Uganda
Coat of arms of Uganda.svg
Ruhakana Rugunda.jpg
Incumbent
Ruhakana Rugunda

since 18 September 2014
Appointer Yoweri Museveni,
as President of Uganda
Inaugural holder Milton Obote
Formation 9 October 1962
Coat of arms of Uganda.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Uganda
Foreign relations

The Prime Minister of Uganda chairs the Cabinet of Uganda, although the President is the effective head of government. Ruhakana Rugunda has been the Prime Minister since 18 September 2014.[1][2]

The post of Prime Minister was created for the first time in 1962. In 1966, Prime Minister Milton Obote suspended the Constitution, abolished the post of Prime Minister, and declared himself President. In 1980, the post of Prime Minister was re-established.

Office[edit]

The headquarters of the office of the Prime Minister of Uganda are located in the Twin Towers, on Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road, in the Central Division of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The coordinates of the headquarters are 0°18'58.0"N, 32°35'13.0"E (Latitude:0.316111; Longitude:32.586944).[3]

Chief minister of Uganda Protectorate[edit]

Chief minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office
1 Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
No image.png 2 July 1961 1 March 1962 Democratic Party Elizabeth II

Prime ministers of Uganda Protectorate[edit]

Prime minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office
1 Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
No image.png 1 March 1962 30 April 1962 Democratic Party Elizabeth II
2 Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
Obote cropped.png 30 April 1962 9 October 1962 Uganda People's Congress Elizabeth II

Prime ministers of Uganda[edit]

Prime minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Head(s) of State
Took office Left office
1 Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
Obote cropped.png 9 October 1962 15 April 1966 Uganda People's Congress Elizabeth II
Mutesa
Himself
Post abolished (15 April 1966 – 18 December 1980)
2 Otema Allimadi
(1929–2001)
No image.png 18 December 1980 27 July 1985
(deposed.)
Uganda People's Congress Obote
3 Paulo Muwanga
(1921–1991)
No image.png 1 August 1985 25 August 1985 Independent Okello
4 Abraham Waligo
(1925–2000)
No image.png 25 August 1985 26 January 1986
(deposed.)
Independent Okello
5 Samson Kisekka
(1912–1999)
No image.png 30 January 1986 22 January 1991 National Resistance Movement Museveni
6 George Cosmas Adyebo
(1947–2000)
No image.png 22 January 1991 18 November 1994 National Resistance Movement Museveni
7 Kintu Musoke
(1938–)
No image.png 18 November 1994 5 April 1999 National Resistance Movement Museveni
8 Apolo Nsibambi
(1938–)
Apolo Nsibambi.jpg 5 April 1999 24 May 2011 National Resistance Movement Museveni
9 Amama Mbabazi
(1949–)
Amama Mbabazi.jpg 24 May 2011 18 September 2014 National Resistance Movement Museveni
10 Ruhakana Rugunda
(1947–)
Ruhakana Rugunda.jpg 18 September 2014 Incumbent National Resistance Movement Museveni

Organisational structure[edit]

As of October 2016, the Office of the Prime Minister oversaw several cabinet ministries and sub-ministries, including:[4]

  1. First Deputy Prime Minister: Moses Ali
  2. Minister in Charge of General Duties, Office of the Prime Minister: Mary Karooro Okurut
  3. Ministry for Karamoja Affairs: headed by Minister John Byabagambi
  4. Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs: Moses Kizige
  5. Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees: headed by Minister Hillary Onek
  6. Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees: Musa Ecweru
  7. Government Chief Whip: Ruth Nankabirwa
  8. Minister of State for the Northern Region, Uganda: Grace Kwiyucwiny
  9. Minister of State for Luweero Triangle: Dennis Galabuzi Ssozi
  10. Minister of State for Teso Affairs: Agnes Akiror
  11. Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs: Ernest Kiiza

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vision Reporter (19 September 2016). "Ruhakana Rugunda new Prime Minister". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Bwire, Job (23 September 2014). "Parliament to approve Rugunda's appointment today". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Google (19 October 2016). "Location of the Headquarters of the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  4. ^ OPM (13 October 2016). "Welcome to the Office of the Prime Minister". Kampala: Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda (OPM). Retrieved 13 October 2016. 

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