President of the
Republic of Uganda
Presidential Standard
Incumbent
Yoweri Museveni
since 29 January 1986
TypeHead of state
Head of government
ResidenceState House, Entebbe
Term lengthNo term limits - renewable indefinitely, five years
PrecursorQueen of Uganda
Formation9 October 1963
First holderKabaka Sir Edward Muteesa
DeputyVice President
Salary687,001,370 Ugandan shilling/US$183,216 annually[1]
Websitestatehouse.go.ug

The president of the Republic of Uganda is the head of state and the head of government of Uganda. The president leads the executive branch of the government of Uganda and is the commander-in-chief of the Uganda People's Defence Force.[2]

The incumbent Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986 and is the longest serving president of Uganda, ahead of Idi Amin who ruled from 1971 to 1979.

Qualifications

In 2005 presidential term limits were removed,[3] and in 2017, the previous upper age limit of 75 was also removed.[4]

Under Article 102 of the Constitution, in order to be allowed to run for the presidency one must be a citizen of Uganda by birth, be no younger than thirty-five and eligible to be a member of Parliament.[5][6][7]

State House

State House is the official residence of the president of Uganda. The main State House is located at Entebbe while the second State House is at Nakasero.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily. 27 December 2020.
  2. ^ "The President". Government of Uganda. Archived from the original on 2019-02-27. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  3. ^ Cook, Candace; Siegle, Joseph. "Circumvention of Term Limits Weakens Governance in Africa". Africa Center for Strategic Studies.
  4. ^ Athumani, Halima (September 21, 2017). "Proposed Changes to Uganda's Presidential Age Limit Hit Roadblock". Voice of America.
  5. ^ "Constitution of The Republic of Uganda on Facebook". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30.[user-generated source]
  6. ^ "Constitution of The Republic of Uganda on Facebook". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30.[user-generated source]
  7. ^ "Uganda".
  8. ^ "State House of Uganda". www.ugandahighcommissionpretoria.com. Retrieved 2023-01-12.