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Profiling One Of President Museveni’s Most Trusted Ministers Frank Tumwebaze

Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze is a Ugandan educator and politician. He is the current Minister for the Presidency & Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), in the Ugandan Cabinet.Frank Tumwebaze (in yellow shirt) with his boss President Yoweri Museveni in Kamwenge in February 2015Frank Tumwebaze (in yellow shirt) with his boss President Yoweri Museveni in Kamwenge in February 2015

He was appointed to that position on 15 August 2012 and has retained the ministerial post in the recently changed cabinet. He replaced Kabakumba Masiko, who resigned from government on 14 December 2011, following allegations of abuse of office, theft by taking, causing monetary loss to the government and conspiracy to defraud government.Frank Tumwebaze Frank Tumwebaze

Frank Tumwebaze is also the elected Member of Parliament for Kibale County in Kamwenge District, on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party ticket.

Background and education

He was born in Kamwenge District on 1 December 1975, to Matayo Kagyigyi’ and the late Beatrice Kagyigyi. He is the fifth-born in a family of seven siblings. He attended Jinja College for his A-Level education. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc/Ed), obtained in 1999, from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). He also holds the degree of Masters in International and Diplomatic Studies (MSc), obtained in 2005, from Makerere University, the oldest university in Uganda, founded in 1922.Frank Tumwebaze at a recent function in his home district of Kamwenge greeting his constituents Frank Tumwebaze at a recent function in his home district of Kamwenge greeting his constituents

Career

Beginning in 2000 until 2001, he served as a Customs Officer with the Uganda Revenue Authority. In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Resident District Commissioner and was posted to Iganga District, serving in that capacity until 2003. He was then brought into State House, where he served as a Special Presidential Assistant for Research and Information, from 2003 until 2005. In 2006, he entered elective politics by contesting the parliamentary constituency of Kibale County, Kamwenge District. He was elected on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket. In 2011, he was re-elected and is the current incumbent. In a cabinet reshuffle on 15 August 2012, he was appointed Minister for the Presidency.

Personal Details

Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze a married father of five children. He is of the Anglican faith. He is married to Florence Tumwebaze.

Parliamentary Duties

He has the following additional parliamentary responsibilities:

Member of the Committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges

Description 

Frank Tumwebaze is the most seasoned and polished Museveni activist.

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