Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
The Republic of Uganda
(Female suffrage 1962) Became independent in 1962 after 70 years of British rule, a republic 1963

Also see Uganda Heads and Uganda Parliament

1962-63 Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Uganda and her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (09.10-09.10)
Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1952

1962-65 Parliamentary Secretary of Community Development F. Lubega

1974 Minister of Foreign Affairs Princess Elizabeth Rukidi Nyabongo of Tooro
1993-95 Batebe (Queen-Sister) of Toro
Also known as Elizabeth Bagaya, she was Ambassador-at-Large 1971-1973, to Egypt and Ethiopia1973-74, to United Nations 1974, Spokesperson for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Europe 1980-1986, Ambassador to USA 1986-88. In 1989 she refused to be transferred to France. When her brother was reinstalled as king Patric Olimmi Kaboyo II in 1993, she officially took the office of Batebe, chief advisor, which she had been installed to in 1966. When died in 1995 she became one of the guardians for hisson Iguru IV (b. 1993-). Ambassador to Germany 2006-08 and The Vatican 2006-07 and to Nigeria from 2008. She is daughter of King Sir George David Kamurasi Rukidi III of Toro (1927-65) and was married to Prince Wilbur Nyabongo, who died in an aeroplane crash in 1986. (b. 1936-).

1975 Minister of Transport and Communication Hajati Katerega

Ca. 1975-78 Minister of Community Development Mary Sewkatula-Asties
1978-79 Minister of Culture

1979-80 Minister of Education Edna G. Namirembe Bitamazirwe  

1979-80 Deputy Minister of Culture and Community Development Rhoda Kamela
1989-91 Deputy Minister of Public Service and Cabinet Affairs

1980-86 State Minister of Health Theresa Odongo-Oduka

Ca. 1980 State Minister of Culture and Community Development K. Kalema

1988-95 Minister of Agriculture Victorie Ssekitoleko
1991 Minister of Natural Resources, Forests and Fisheries

1986-88 Deputy Minister in the Premier Ministerís office in charge of Economics, Finance and Trade
1988-95 State Minister and Cabinet Member, Resident in North-Central Uganda (Guli)
1995-96 Minister in the Presidentís Office in Charge of Northern Uganda
1999-2001 Minister in the Office of the Vice-President
2011- Minister of State for Water Betty Bigombe

1988-91 State Minister by Prime Minister Joyce Mupanga  

1988-91 Deputy Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Betty Okullo Okwir (Mrs. Kagibwe)
1991-95 State Minister of Labour and Social Welfare 
1995-98 Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
1998-2001 Minister in the Office of the Vice-President
Deputy Speaker of the Constituent Assembly before 1991 and of the National Assembly 1996-1998. She lived (1948-2002)

1989-91 State Minister of Industry Dr. Wandira Specioza Kazibwe
1992-94 Minister of Culture, Women and Youth
1994-2003 Vice-President of the State and Government
1994-96 Minister of Gender and Community Development
1996-99 Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Later Senior Advisor for Micro-Finances. (b. 1955-).

1991 There were three other female State Ministers

1995-96 Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Joan Ravabyomere

1995-96 State Minister of Gender & Community Development Albina Opi

1995-96 Minister in the Office of the President for Luwero Triangle Captain, Hajati Janat Balunzi Mukwaya
1996-98 Minister of Community Development
1998-2001 Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development  (General)
2001-
05 Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
2005-06 Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
2006-09
Minister of Trade and Industry
2009- Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister
The Luweero Triangle is an area to the north of the capital Kampala constiting of a number of districts.

1995-96 State Minister of Local Government Florence Nkurukenda
1996-98 State Minister of Regional Co-operation in Foreign Ministry
1998-99 State Minister of Works, Housing and Communication

1996-99 State Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga
1999-2001 Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Deputy Speaker of the Parliament 2001-11 and Speaker from 2011.

1996-98 State Minister of Gender General Jane Frances Kuka
1998-99 State Minister of Culture in Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
1999-2001 State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees

1996-2001 State Minister of Public Service Catherine Mauenkjia Akumu

1996-99 Presidential Advisor on Poverty Alleviation Princess Nalinya Ndafiere of Buganda

1998 Minister Attached to the Office of the President responsible for Ethics and Integrity
1999 Minister in Charge of the Presidency
1999-2001 Minister of Ethics and Integrity
2001-03 State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 
2002-03 State Minister of Ethics and Integrity Miriam R.Kategaya Matembe
Secretary for Mass Mobilization and Education n the Kampala Resistance Council 1987-89.

1998-99 State Minister in the Office of the President responsible for Ethics and Integrity Aparothe Lokeris

1998-99 Minister Attached to the Office of the President responsible for Economic Monitoring
1999-2006 Minister of Energy and Minerals
2006-09 Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Affairs
2009-11 Minister of Finance
2011- Minister and Gender & Social Affair
Hajati Syda Namirembe Bbumba

1999-2002 State Minister of Local Government Betty Akech  
2002-03 State Minister for
Higher Education
2003-05 State Minister for Security
2005-06 Minister of Security
Ambassador to Sudan from 2009.

1999-2000 State Minister of the Elderly and Disabilities in Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
2000-01 and 2001-03 State Minister of Internal Affairs
2001 Acting Minister of Internal Affairs
2001 State Minister of the Luwero Sara Kyama Kiyingi
Former Commissioner of Agriculture. In 2000 she acted 4 months as Minister during the absence of a minister in the department.

1999-2001 State Minister of Primary Health Care Beatrice Mukaye Wabudeya
2001-03 State Minister for General Duties in the Health Ministry  
2003-
05 State Minister of Higher Education
2005-06 Minister in the Office of the President (4th in the Cabinet)
2006-11 Minister of the Presidency
2011- Minister of Capital City Affairs

1999-2001 State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of for Luwero Triangle (Northern Uganda)
2001-09 State Minister of Defence
2009-11 State Minister of Micro Finance
2011- Minister of State of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries for Fisheries Ruth Sentamu Nankabirwa

1999-2001 State Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Jovina Ayuma Akaki

1999-2001 State Minister of Youth and Child Affairs Florence Sekabira Nayiga
2001-02 State Minister in charge of Entandikwa (Start-up capital scheme for small businesses)
2005-09 State Minister of Elders and Disabled

1999-2001 State Minister of Equality and Culture T.S. Kinyapawo  

1999-200 State Minister in charge of for Gender, Labuor and Social Sevelopment Grace Akello
2002-03 State Minisiter of Entandikwa (Start-up capital scheme for small businesses)
2003-05 State Minister of Northern Uganda Pacification 
2005-09 State Minister for Northern Uganda

Ca. 2000-2005 State Minister of the Attorney Generalís Office Hajati Sarah Baagalaliwo

2000-01 State Minister of Primary Education Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire
2001-02 State Minister of Higher Education
2005-11 Minister of Education and Sports

2000-01 State Minister of Works, Housing and Communication for Housing Omeda OíMax

2000-01 State Minister of Public Service for Pensions Benigna Mukiibi
2005-06 State Minister for Pensions

2001-06 Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Zoe Bakoko Bakoru

2001-06 State Minister of Animal Industry Mary Rutamwebwa Mugyenyi

2001-05 State Minister of Lands Mary Mutagamba
2005-06 State Minister for Water
2006- Minister of Water and Environment

2001-06 State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Christine Amongin Aporu
2011- State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister of State for Teso Affairs

2003-06 Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Hope Mwesigye
2006-09 Minister of State for Local Government
2009-11 Minister of Agriculture

2003-06 Minister of State for Industry Jeniffer Namuyangu
2006-11 State Minister for Water

2005-06 State Minister for Luwero Triangle Magoola Beatrice Zirabamuzaale
Luweero Triangle is an area to the north of the capital Kampala constiting of a number of districts.

2006 The Permanent Secretaries acts as Ministers
After his re-election the president dismissed his whole cabinet and the Permanent Secretaries runs the daily business of the ministries.

2006-11 Minister Without Portfolio Dorothy Hyuha

2006-11 State Minister for Gender Affairs Rukia Isanga

 

2006-State Minister for Environment Jessica Eriyo

2006 Nominated Minister Chekamondo Luki
Her appointment was not approved by the Parliament.

2006 Nominated Minister Lukia Nakadama Isanga
2011- Minister of State for Gender and Culture

2009-11 State Minister for Privatisation Rukia Chekamondo

2009-11
State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs Jessica Arupo
2011- Minister of Education and Sports Jessica Arupo

2009-11 State Minister for the Region of Karamoja Janet Kataaha Museveni
2011- Minister for Karamoja
Married to President Museveni.

2011 Minister in-charge of Presidency Kabakumba Matsiko

2011- Minister in- charge of General Duties in the Office of Prime Minister Khiddu Makubuya

2011- Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Tress Buchanayande

2011- Minister of Energy and Minerals Irene Muloni

2011-13 Minister of Information and National Guidance Mary Karooro Okurut
2013- Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development


2011- Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Maria Kiwanuka

2011- Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Kahinda Otafiire

2011- Minister of Trade and Industry Amelia Kyambadde

2011-13 Minister of Health Christine Androa
Also known as Ondroa, she is Presidential Advisor on Health from 2012.


2011- State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister of State for Northern Uganda Rebecca Amuge Otengo

2011- State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister of State for Karamoja Barbara Oundo Nekesa
 
2011-13 State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister of State for the Luweero Triangle Rose Namayanja
2013- Minister Information and National Guidance
The Luweero Triangle is an area to the north of the capital Kampala constiting of a number of districts.


2011- Minister of State of Foreign Affairs for International Affairs Okello Oryem

2011- Minister of State of Foreign Affairs for Regional Affairs Asuman Kiyingi

2011- Minister of State of Agriculture for Animal Industry Bright Rwamirama

2011- Minister of State of Finance for Micro-Finance Caroline Amali Okao

2011- Minister of State for Urban Development Justine Kasule Lumumba

2011- Minister of State for Industry Agnes Akiror

2011- Minister of State for Environment Flavia Nabugera Munaaba

2011- Minister of State for Lands Sarah Ochieng Opendi 

2011- Minister of State for Public Service Ssezi Mbaguta

 

 

Last update 31.05.13