Tumwebaze secures Kamwenge NRM seat


Tumwebaze (Middle) with NRM delegates in Kamwenge

The Minister for Presidency and Kampala Capital City, Hon. Frank K Tumwebaze, has been elected unopposed as the Kamwenge NRM District Chairperson.

Tumwebaze, an educator and politician has served in the Cabinet of Uganda as Minister for the Presidency and Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) since 2012.

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

Last week, Tumwebaze was successfully nominated at Plot 10, Kyadondo Road at the NRM headquarters.

On Thursday, he was voted by Kamwenge NRM Delegates during the District NRM Conference held at Kamwenge Town Council Headquarters.

Two of his opponents stood down on the last minute prompting the Electoral Commission to declare him Chairperson unopposed.

Those who stood down for Tumwebaze are George Tunanukye and Leo Kibandama.

The development left the minister unopposed for NRM flag bearer for Kibale East Constituency.

“I say bravo to Kamwenge leaders that unanimously endorsed me today as their NRM chairman,” Tumwebaze said in a tweet.

He added: “Thank you for rejecting Kampala-sponsored intrigue schemes.”


Tumwebaze celebrating his victory

Who is Tumwebaze

He was born in Kamwenge District on 1 December 1975, to Matayo Kagyigyi and 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.


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 in Kamwenge District.

He was elected on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket. In 2011, he was re-elected.

In a cabinet reshuffle on 15 August 2012, he was appointed as Minister for the Presidency.

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”.

Personal details

He is a married father of five children. He is of the Anglican faith.

Parliamentary duties

He has the following additional parliamentary responsibilities; Chairperson of the Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development and Member of the Committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges.

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