Prime Minister of the
Republic of Uganda
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Incumbent
Robinah Nabbanja

since 21 June 2021[1]
StyleThe Right Honourable
AbbreviationPM
Member ofCabinet
ResidenceKampala
AppointerPresident of Uganda
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderMilton Obote
Formation9 October 1962
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Uganda
Websiteopm.go.ug

The prime minister of Uganda chairs the Cabinet of Uganda, although the president is the effective head of government. Robinah Nabbanja has been the prime minister since 21 June 2021.[1]

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.

Office

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.[2] The coordinates of the headquarters are 0°18'58.0"N, 32°35'13.0"E (Latitude:0.316111; Longitude:32.586944).[2]

Chief minister of Uganda Protectorate

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

Prime ministers of Uganda Protectorate

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

Prime ministers of Uganda

Legend

  Acting
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Head(s) of state
Took office Left office Time in office
1
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Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
9 October 1962 9 October 1963 1 year 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
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Otema Allimadi
(1929–2001)
18 December 1980 27 July 1985
(deposed.)
4 years, 221 days Uganda People's Congress Obote
3
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Paulo Muwanga
(1921–1991)
1 August 1985 25 August 1985 24 days Independent Okello
4
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Abraham Waligo
(1928–2000)
25 August 1985 26 January 1986
(deposed.)
154 days
5
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Samson Kisekka
(1912–1999)
30 January 1986 22 January 1991 4 years, 357 days National Resistance Movement Museveni
6
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George Cosmas Adyebo
(1947–2000)
22 January 1991 18 November 1994 3 years, 300 days
7
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Kintu Musoke
(born 1938)
18 November 1994 5 April 1999 4 years, 138 days
8
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Apolo Nsibambi
(1940–2019)
5 April 1999 24 May 2011 12 years, 49 days
9
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Amama Mbabazi
(born 1949)
24 May 2011 18 September 2014 3 years, 117 days
10
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Ruhakana Rugunda
(born 1947)
18 September 2014 21 June 2021 6 years, 276 days
11
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Robinah Nabbanja
(born 1969)
21 June 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 142 days

Timeline

Robinah NabbanjaRuhakana RugundaAmama MbabaziApolo NsibambiKintu MusokeGeorge Cosmas AdyeboSamson KisekkaAbraham WaligoPaulo MuwangaOtema AllimadiMilton OboteBenedicto Kiwanuka

Organisational structure

As of October 2016, the Office of the Prime Minister oversaw several cabinet ministries and sub-ministries, including:[3]

  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 also

References

  1. ^ a b "Nabbanja: I'll ensure availability of govt business, attendance of ministers". Daily Monitor. 14 June 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.