The State Minister of Lands Hon. Persis Princess Namuganza this morning been awarded a Masters Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Nsambya Based Cavendish University Uganda
At the event that happened at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Namuganza was able to reveal how it has not been an easy task to balance her the political responsibilities, Class and Family.
Minister Namuganza was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016. Namuganza concurrently serves as the elected representative of Bukono County, in Namutumba District.
Who is Minister Namuganza?
She was born in Namutumba District on 5 October 1984. After attending local schools, she studied at Mount Elgon High School in Mbale, for her O-Level education. She then transferred to a school in Luweero District, where she sat for her A-Level examinations in 2003.
In 2006, Namuganza was awarded a diploma in accounting by the Makerere Business Institute (MBI). That same year, she entered Kyambogo University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration degree.
Career before Politics
She began her career in 2009 at Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda, a non-governmental organization (NGO), where she served as a programme officer. After one year, she transferred to Pearl of Africa Research and Accountability, another NGO, serving as a public relations officer and administrator from 2010 until 2012. She was then appointed a deputy resident district commissioner for Luweero District, serving in that capacity from 2012 until 2015.
In 2016, she entered competitive elective national politics by contesting the Bukono County Constituency seat in Namutumba District on the National Resistance Movement political party platform. She won and is the incumbent.
In March 2018, 32 members of the Busoga parliamentary caucus met and voted to expel Persis Namuganza, from the caucus, for “unbecoming conduct”. The caucus accuses Namuganza of threatening as well as inciting her voters to cause harm, injure and maim the Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at a rally she held at Ivukula in Namutumba District, during the first half of March 2018.
On Monday 12 March 2018, the Daily Monitor reported that the Inspector General of Government, Irene Mulyagonja was investigating Namugaza, for possible lack of the necessary academic qualifications to hold the public offices that she currently occupies. The investigation was initiated, following a formal complainant, filed on 7 March 2018, by a group of “concerned people” from Busoga, her home sub-region. Today, she has finally proved all the doubting Thomas.