Tom Butime

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Tom Butime
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Kyenjojo District, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Occupation Cinematographer & Politician
Years active 1980 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Kyenjojo
Title Cabinet Minister of Local Government
Cabinet of Uganda
Spouse(s) Mrs. Beatrice Butime

Colonel (Retired) Tom Butime (born 1947) is a Ugandan politician. He is the Cabinet Minister of Local Government in the Ugandan Cabinet.[1] He concurrently serves as the elected representative for Mwenge County Central, Kyenjojo District, in the 10th Ugandan Parliament (2016 - 2021).[2]

He served as State Minister for Communications from 13 January 2005 until February 2006. After the general elections in February 2006, he was named State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, a posting he declined to assume.[3] In 2011, Butime contested for the position of Representative of Mwenge County North, but lost to David Muhumuza.[4]

Previously, Butime was the Minister of Internal Affairs from July 6, 1996 to July 2001, and he also served as Minister of State for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness during that time. From 2001 until a cabinet reshuffle in January 2005, Butime served as Minister of State for International Cooperation and served as acting Foreign Minister from March 2004 to January 2005.[3][5]

He is a trained Cinematographer. His hobby is soccer, with Manchester United as his favourite Premier league side. He also enjoys farming.[5]

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  1. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Museveni’s new cabinet list At 6 June 2016" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Parliament of Uganda (14 June 2016). "Members of Parliament: 101. Butime Tom, Representative for Mwenge County Central, Kyenjojo District". Kampala: Parliament of Uganda. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Administrator (8 July 2010). "Karamoja job was an insult - Tom Butime". Kampala: The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Tony Bath (21 May 2012). "MP David Muhumuza Wins Election Petition". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Felix Basiime, and Edison Amanyire (5 July 2015). "NRM has improved but also has weaknesses, says Colonel Butime". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 14 June 2016.