31 July 1964 |
|Alma mater||Makerere University
(Bachelor of Arts)
(Diploma in Project Planning & Management)
Uganda Martyrs University
(MSc in Development Economics)
(Diploma in Financial Management)
|Occupation||Economist & Politician|
|Years active||1990 — present|
George William Thembo Nyombi is a Ugandan economist and politician. He is a former State Minister for Information Technology in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Alintuma Nsambu, who was dropped from the Cabinet. Prior to that, he served as the State Minister for Luweero Triangle in the Office of the Prime Minister, from 2009 until 2011. Nyombi Thembo is also a former Member of Parliament (MP), for "Kassanda County South", Mubende District. He has continuously represented the constituency since 2001.
He was born on 31 July 1964 in Mubende District, in a family of thirteen siblings. His father was Erisa Zziwa Bosomungho, from the Ndomboli royal family in Zenzeka, Boma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His mother was Eseza Ziribasanga, who also had a Congolese background. The father migrated to Uganda in 1924, due to social and political upheavals in the region and finally settled in Kassanda, Singo County, in modern-day Mubende District.
He attended Lubiri Secondary School in Kampala, for his A-Level education. Thembo Nyombi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Makerere University, the oldest and largest of Uganda's public universities. He holds a diploma in project planning and management from Bradford University in the United Kingdom and a postgraduate diploma in financial management from Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) in Uganda. His degree of Master of Science in Development Economics was awarded by UMU.
Between 1990 and 1996, Thembo Nyombi was a part-time economics teacher at Uphill College, a high school in Uganda. He worked as an analyst, planning officer and senior planning officer for the Uganda Railways Corporation during the 1990s. Between 1995 and 2001, he worked at a Project Manager, Transport Rehabilitation Project (Railway Component), at Kampala City Council. He was elected to the Ugandan Parliament in 2001, representing Kassanda County South in Mubende District. That same year, he was appointed Minister of State for Education and Sports (Primary Education). In 2006, he was re-elected to parliament and was appointed to his present cabinet post.
He is a member of the National Resistance Movement political party. Thembo Nyombi was married to Prisca Mashengyero Thembo. On the evening of Saturday, 28 July 2012, at about 10pm, she was killed in an automobile accident when the SUV she was driving was struck by another vehicle at Bwebajja, on the Kampala-Entebbe Road.
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