Vice President of Uganda

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The vice president of Uganda is the second-highest executive official in the Ugandan government. The vice president is appointed by the president.

Vice presidents of Uganda[edit]


Name Inaugurated Left office President Notes
William Wilberforce
Kadhumbula Nadiope III
October 1963 April 1966 Edward Mutesa Deposed during the Mengo Crisis
John Babiiha April 1966 January 1971 Milton Obote Deposed in the 1971 coup d'état
Vacant January 1971 January 1977
Mustafa Adrisi January 1977 Disputed; de facto April 1978 Idi Amin Adrisi was factually disempowered by President Idi Amin in April 1978, but refused to accept his dismissal as Vice President. He remained in Uganda until mid-1979, maintaining a low profile but still claiming to be Vice President.[2] When Amin was overthrown in the Uganda–Tanzania War, Adrisi fled into exile where he continued to pose as Vice President.[3]
Disputed; claimed by Mustafa Adrisi November 1978 December 1980
Paulo Muwanga December 1980 July 1985 Milton Obote Deposed in the 1985 coup d'état
Vacant July 1985 January 22, 1991
Samson Kisekka January 22, 1991 November 1994 Yoweri Museveni
Specioza Kazibwe November 18, 1994 May 21, 2003 The first woman in Africa to hold the position of vice-president of a sovereign nation
Gilbert Bukenya May 23, 2003 May 23, 2011
Edward Ssekandi May 24, 2011 June 21, 2021
Jessica Alupo June 21, 2021 Incumbent The Second Woman Vice President of Uganda after Specioza Wandera Kazibwe


  1. ^ Mwakikagile, Godfrey (1 February 2013). Uganda: A Nation in Transition : Post-colonial Analysis. New Africa Press. ISBN 9789987160358. Retrieved 21 September 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Avirgan & Honey 1983, pp. 49–50.
  3. ^ Reid 2017, p. 71.

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