Richard Todwong

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Richard Todwong
Born (1973-11-24) 24 November 1973 (age 42)
Anaka, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Acholi
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(BA in Social Science)
(MA in International Relations)
Uganda Management Institute
(Diploma in Management)
Uganda Revenue Authority
(Diploma in Revenue & Tax Management)
Occupation Politician
Years active 1999 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Anaka
Religion Roman Catholic

Richard Todwong is a Ugandan politician. He is the Minister Without Portfolio in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 15 August 2012.[1] He replaced Nasser Sebaggala who was appointed in May 2011, but was rejected by parliament. Richard Todwong is also the elected Member of Parliament for Nwoya County, Nwoya District.[2]

Background[edit]

He was born on 24 November 1973 in Anaka, Nwoya District.

Education[edit]

Richard Todwong holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (B.A.Soc.Scs.), obtained from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest and largest public university, His degree of Master of Arts in International Relations (M.A.Int.Rel.) was also obtained from Makerere. His Diploma in Management (Dip.Mgnt.) was obtained from the Uganda Management Institute. He also holds the postgraduate Diploma in Revenue and Tax Administration from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).[3]

Work experience[edit]

From 1999 until 2000, Todwong worked as a Revenue Officer at the Uganda Revenue Authority, the Uganda government body responsible for tax collection. From 2000 until 2003, he served as Commissioner at the Constitutional Revenue Commission. Between 2006 and 2010, he served as a Special Advisor to the President of Uganda. In 2011, he entered elected politics by contesting for the Nwoya County Constituency in the Parliament of Uganda. He ran on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party ticket. He won and is the incumbent.

In 2012, he was appointed Minister Without Portfolio. In 2013, he was given responsibility by he NRM political party to assist the Secretary General in mobilization activities.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Makuma, Rukiya (15 August 2012). "Uganda: Museveni Reshuffles Cabinet". The Independent (Uganda) (Kampala). Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Ssegawa, Mike (5 October 2014). "Is Minister Todwong The New ‘Stick’ Against The Old Guard?". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Uganda Parliament, . (2011). "Profile of Richard Todwong". Parliament.go.ug. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Reviews, and Profiles (2013). "Richard Todwong: A Man In The Limelight". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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