Prime Minister of Uganda

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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Uganda
Coat of arms of Uganda.svg
Ruhakana Rugunda.jpg
Incumbent
Ruhakana Rugunda

since 18 September 2014
AppointerYoweri Museveni,
as President of Uganda
Inaugural holderMilton Obote
Formation9 October 1962

The Prime Minister of Uganda is in charge of 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]

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.

Chief minister of Uganda Protectorate[change | change source]

Chief minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office
1 Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
JFKWHP-AR6843-A (cropped).jpg 2 July 1961 1 March 1962 style="background: Template:Democratic Party (Uganda)/meta/color;" | Democratic Party Elizabeth II

Prime ministers of Uganda Protectorate[change | change source]

Prime minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office
1 Benedicto Kiwanuka
(1922–1972)
JFKWHP-AR6843-A (cropped).jpg 1 March 1962 30 April 1962 style="background: Template:Democratic Party (Uganda)/meta/color;" | Democratic Party Elizabeth II
2 Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
Obote cropped.png 30 April 1962 9 October 1962 style="background: Template:Uganda People's Congress/meta/color;" | Uganda People's Congress Elizabeth II

Prime ministers of Uganda[change | change source]

Prime minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Head(s) of State
Took office Left office
1 Milton Obote
(1925–2005)
Obote cropped.png 9 October 1962 15 April 1966 style="background: Template:Uganda People's Congress/meta/color;" | Uganda People's Congress Elizabeth II
Mutesa
Himself
Post abolished (15 April 1966 – 18 December 1980)
2 Otema Allimadi
(1929–2001)
No image.png 18 December 1980 27 July 1985
(deposed.)
style="background: Template:Uganda People's Congress/meta/color;" | Uganda People's Congress Obote
3 Paulo Muwanga
(1921–1991)
No image.png 1 August 1985 25 August 1985 Independent Okello
4 Abraham Waligo
(1928–2000)
No image.png 25 August 1985 26 January 1986
(deposed.)
Independent Okello
5 Samson Kisekka
(1912–1999)
No image.png 30 January 1986 22 January 1991 style="background: Template:National Resistance Movement/meta/color;" | National Resistance Movement Museveni
6 George Cosmas Adyebo
(1947–2000)
No image.png 22 January 1991 18 November 1994 style="background: Template:National Resistance Movement/meta/color;" | National Resistance Movement Museveni
7 Kintu Musoke
(1938–)
No image.png 18 November 1994 5 April 1999 style="background: Template:National Resistance Movement/meta/color;" | National Resistance Movement Museveni
8 Apolo Nsibambi
(1940–2019)
Apolo Nsibambi.jpg 5 April 1999 24 May 2011 style="background: Template:National Resistance Movement/meta/color;" | National Resistance Movement Museveni
9 Amama Mbabazi
(1949–)
Amama Mbabazi.jpg 24 May 2011 18 September 2014 style="background: Template:National Resistance Movement/meta/color;" | National Resistance Movement Museveni
10 Ruhakana Rugunda
(1947–)
Ruhakana Rugunda.jpg 18 September 2014 Incumbent style="background: Template:National Resistance Movement/meta/color;" | National Resistance Movement Museveni

References[change | change source]

  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.