Syda Bbumba

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Syda Bbumba
Minister of Gender, Labor & Social Development
In office
2011–2012
Minister of Finance
In office
2009–2011
Minister of Gender, Labor & Social Development
In office
2006–2008
Minister of Energy and Minerals
In office
2002–2006
Personal details
Born (1952-01-07) January 7, 1952 (age 65)
Nakaseke, Uganda
Nationality  Uganda
Religion Islam

Syda Namirembe Bbumba (last name sometimes spelled Bumba) (born 7 January 1952) is a Ugandan accountant, politician and banker. She served in the Cabinet of Uganda as Minister of Energy and Minerals from 2002 to 2006, Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development from 2006 to 2008, Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2011, and Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development again from 2011 to 2012. She is also the elected Member of Parliament for Nakaseke County North, Nakaseke District.[1]

Background and education[edit]

Syda Bbumba attended Trinity College Nabbingo for her high school education.[2] She also attended Makerere College School, before she entered university.[3]

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree in Accounting, obtained from Makerere University in 1974. Her Master of Business Administration (MBA), was obtained from Kampala International University, in 2006.[1]

Career[edit]

Syda Bbumba worked as an accountant and treasury manager for 21 years at Uganda Development Bank, from 1974 until 1995. She was a member of the Uganda Electoral Commission in 1996 prior to being elected to the Parliament of Uganda, representing Nakaseke County in Nakaseke District. She has continually represented that constituency in the Ugandan parliament. She is the incumbent.[1]

From 2002 until 2006, she was the Minister of Energy & Minerals. From 2006 until 2008, she served as the Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Affairs. Bbumba has reported on the many long-term environmental problems that growing population has contributed to, but President Yoweri Museveni often still urges Ugandans to produce more children.[4]

From 18 February 2009 until 27 May 2011 she served as the Minister of Finance, being the first woman to serve in that capacity in the history of the country.[5] She was again appointed as Minister of Gender, Labor & Social Development on 27 May 2011, replacing Gabriel Opio, who was dropped from the Cabinet.[6] She resigned from cabinet on 16 February 2012 on allegations of mismanagement of government funds. She retained her parliamentary seat, however.[7]

Other roles[edit]

With her appointment as Uganda's Finance Minister, Syda Bbumba also became the Chairperson of the Governing Council of the East African Development Bank (EADB).[8] Also in her role as Minister of Finance, she became responsible for the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), a quasi-government organ that used to be under the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, which she had just left. The NSSF was moved from the Gender Ministry to the Finance Ministry in October 2004.[9] In a cabinet reshuffle on 27 May 2011, Syda Bbumba was moved back to the Gender Ministry as the new Minister. She was replaced by Maria Kiwanuka at the Finance Ministry.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c POU (October 2016). "Parliament Of Uganda Members Of The 10th Parliament: Bbumba Namirembe Syda". Kampals: Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Ssenkaaba, Stephen (14 July 2007). "Nabbingo Savours 65-Year-Old Fruit". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Newvision Reporter (30 September 2010). "Makerere College Alumni Introduce Award". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Musasizi, Simon (2 December 2009). "Rivers, Lakes Dry Up As Population Figures Soar". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Vision Reporter (18 February 2009). "Reshuffle: Museveni Names Janet, Awori, Jeje Ministers". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Mukasa, Henry (28 May 2011). "Museveni Names New Cabinet". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Sheila Naturinda, and Yasiin Mugerwa (17 February 2012). "Makubuya, Bbumba Resign From Cabinet". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Juuko, Sylvia (5 March 2009). "East African Development Bank Gets New Chief". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  9. ^ Odeu, Steven (21 October 2004). "NSSF Transfer Was Planned". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Monitor Team (28 May 2011). "Full List of Ugandan Ministers Appointed by President Museveni". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 

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