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Prime Minister of Uganda

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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Uganda
Incumbent
Robinah Nabbanja
since 21 June 2021[1]
StyleThe Right Honourable
AbbreviationPM
Member ofCabinet
ResidenceKampala
AppointerPresident of Uganda
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderMilton Obote
Formation9 October 1962
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Uganda
Websiteopm.go.ug

The prime minister of Uganda chairs the Cabinet of Uganda, although the president is the effective head of government. Robinah Nabbanja has been the prime minister since 21 June 2021.[1]

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.

The Prime Minister is appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament.

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.[2] The coordinates of the headquarters are 0°18'58.0"N, 32°35'13.0"E (Latitude:0.316111; Longitude:32.586944).[2]

List of officeholders[edit]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  Denotes acting prime minister

Chief minister of Uganda Protectorate[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party Monarch
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
1961 2 July 1961 1 March 1962 242 days DP Elizabeth II

Prime ministers of Uganda Protectorate[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party Monarch
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
1 March 1962 30 April 1962 60 days DP Elizabeth II
2 Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
1962 30 April 1962 9 October 1962 162 days UPC

Prime ministers of Uganda[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party Head(s) of state
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
9 October 1962 9 October 1963 3 years, 144 days UPC Elizabeth II
9 October 1963 2 March 1966 Mutesa
2 March 1966 15 April 1966 44 days Himself
Post abolished (15 April 1966 – 18 December 1980)
2 Otema Allimadi
(1929–2001)
1980 18 December 1980 27 July 1985
(Deposed in coup)
4 years, 221 days UPC Obote
3 Paulo Muwanga
(1921–1991)
1 August 1985 25 August 1985 24 days Independent Okello
4 Abraham Waligo
(1928–2000)
25 August 1985 26 January 1986
(Deposed in coup)
154 days Independent
5 Samson Kisekka
(1912–1999)
1989 30 January 1986 22 January 1991 4 years, 357 days NRM Museveni
6 George Cosmas Adyebo
(1947–2000)
1994 22 January 1991 18 November 1994 3 years, 300 days NRM
7 Kintu Musoke
(born 1938)
1996 18 November 1994 5 April 1999 4 years, 138 days NRM
8 Apolo Nsibambi
(1940–2019)
2001
2006
2011
5 April 1999 24 May 2011 12 years, 49 days NRM
9 Amama Mbabazi
(born 1949)
24 May 2011 18 September 2014 3 years, 117 days NRM
10 Ruhakana Rugunda
(born 1947)
2016
2021
18 September 2014 21 June 2021 6 years, 276 days NRM
11 Robinah Nabbanja
(born 1969)
21 June 2021 Incumbent 2 years, 359 days NRM

Timeline[edit]

Robinah NabbanjaRuhakana RugundaAmama MbabaziApolo NsibambiKintu MusokeGeorge Cosmas AdyeboSamson KisekkaAbraham WaligoPaulo MuwangaOtema AllimadiMilton OboteBenedicto Kiwanuka

Organisational structure[edit]

As of October 2016, the Office of the Prime Minister oversaw several cabinet ministries and sub-ministries, including:[3]

  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 Hilary 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: Grace Kwiyucwiny
  9. Minister of State for Luwero 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. ^ a b "Nabbanja: I'll ensure availability of govt business, attendance of ministers". Daily Monitor. 14 June 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.

External links[edit]