Prime Minister of Uganda

The prime minister of Uganda chairs the Cabinet of Uganda, although the president is the effective head of government. Ruhakana Rugunda has been the prime minister since 18 September 2014.[1][2]

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Uganda
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Incumbent
Ruhakana Rugunda

since 18 September 2014
StyleThe Right Honourable
Member ofCabinet
ResidenceKampala
AppointerPresident of Uganda
Formation9 October 1962
First holderMilton Obote
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Uganda
Websiteopm.go.ug

The post of Prime Minister was created for the first time in 1962. In 1966, Prime Minister Milton Obote suspended the Constitution, abolished the post of Prime Minister, and declared himself President. In 1980, the post of Prime Minister was re-established.

OfficeEdit

The headquarters of the office of the prime minister of Uganda are located in the Twin Towers on Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road, in the Central Division of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The coordinates of the headquarters are 0°18'58.0"N, 32°35'13.0"E (Latitude:0.316111; Longitude:32.586944).[3]

Chief minister of Uganda ProtectorateEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Monarch(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
2 July 1961 1 March 1962 242 days Democratic Party Elizabeth II

Prime ministers of Uganda ProtectorateEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Monarch(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
1 March 1962 30 April 1962 60 days Democratic Party Elizabeth II
2   Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
30 April 1962 9 October 1962 162 days Uganda People's Congress

Prime ministers of UgandaEdit

Legend

  Acting
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Head(s) of state
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
9 October 1962 9 October 1963 1 year, 0 days Uganda People's Congress Elizabeth II
9 October 1963 2 March 1966 2 years, 144 days Mutesa
2 March 1966 15 April 1966 44 days Himself
Post abolished (15 April 1966 – 18 December 1980)
2   Otema Allimadi
(1929–2001)
18 December 1980 27 July 1985
(deposed.)
4 years, 221 days Uganda People's Congress Obote
3   Paulo Muwanga
(1921–1991)
1 August 1985 25 August 1985 24 days Independent Okello
4   Abraham Waligo
(1928–2000)
25 August 1985 26 January 1986
(deposed.)
154 days
5   Samson Kisekka
(1912–1999)
30 January 1986 22 January 1991 4 years, 357 days National Resistance Movement Museveni
6   George Cosmas Adyebo
(1947–2000)
22 January 1991 18 November 1994 3 years, 300 days
7   Kintu Musoke
(1938–)
18 November 1994 5 April 1999 4 years, 138 days
8   Apolo Nsibambi
(1940–2019)
5 April 1999 24 May 2011 12 years, 49 days
9   Amama Mbabazi
(1949–)
24 May 2011 18 September 2014 3 years, 117 days
10   Ruhakana Rugunda
(1947–)
18 September 2014 Incumbent 6 years, 211 days

Organisational structureEdit

As of October 2016, the Office of the Prime Minister oversaw several cabinet ministries and sub-ministries, including:[4]

  1. First Deputy Prime Minister: Moses Ali
  2. Minister in Charge of General Duties, Office of the Prime Minister: Mary Karooro Okurut
  3. Ministry for Karamoja Affairs: headed by Minister John Byabagambi
  4. Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs: Moses Kizige
  5. Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees: headed by Minister Hilary Onek
  6. Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees: Musa Ecweru
  7. Government Chief Whip: Ruth Nankabirwa
  8. Minister of State for the Northern Region: Grace Kwiyucwiny
  9. Minister of State for Luwero Triangle: Dennis Galabuzi Ssozi
  10. Minister of State for Teso Affairs: Agnes Akiror
  11. Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs: Ernest Kiiza

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vision Reporter (19 September 2016). "Ruhakana Rugunda new Prime Minister". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ Bwire, Job (23 September 2014). "Parliament to approve Rugunda's appointment today". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Google (19 October 2016). "Location of the Headquarters of the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ OPM (13 October 2016). "Welcome to the Office of the Prime Minister". Kampala: Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda (OPM). Retrieved 13 October 2016.

External linksEdit