Edward Ssekandi

Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi
8th Vice President of Uganda
Assumed office

24 May 2011
President Yoweri Museveni
Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi

Ruhakana Rugunda
Preceded by Gilbert Bukenya
Personal details
Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi

(1942-01-19) 19 January 1942 (age 77)

Masaka, Uganda
Political party National Resistance Movement
Alma mater Makerere University

(Bachelor of Laws)

Law Development Centre

(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Occupation Vice President of Uganda
Profession Lawyer

Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi (born 19 January 1942) is a Ugandan politician and lawyer who has been Vice President of Uganda since 24 May 2011.[1] Prior to that, he served as the Speaker of Parliament from 2001 to 2011.[2] He has served as Member of Parliament for Bukoto County Central constituency since 1996.

Life and career [ edit ]

Ssekandi was born in Masaka District on 19 January 1942. He graduated with honors from the University of East Africa with a Bachelor of Laws degree. He also holds a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3]

From 1973 until 1978, he served as a lecturer at the Uganda Law Development Centre. Between 1978 and 1979, he served as the Acting Director of the Law Development Centre. He was the lead counsel on the Commission of Inquiry into Violations of Human Rights, between 1986 and 1993. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Assembly, which drafted the 1995 Ugandan constitution, from 1994 until 1995.

In 1996, Edward Ssekandi was elected to the Ugandan Parliament to represent Bukoto County Central, located in Masaka District. He was re-elected from that constituency in 2001, 2006 and 2011. He served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 1996 to 2001. He was elected as Speaker in 2001, a position he held until 2011. He was replaced as Speaker by Rebecca Kadaga, the first female Speaker of Parliament in Uganda's history, on 19 May 2011.[4]

Personal details [ edit ]

He is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party. He is reported to be a sports enthusiast.[3]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Matsiko, Haggai (24 May 2011). "Former speaker Sekandi is new VP and Mbabazi prime minister". The Independent (Uganda). Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ Naturinda, Sheila (16 May 2011). "Uganda: Speaker Ssekandi quits for Kadaga". Daily Monitor (Kampala) via Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b POU (2011). "Profile of Ssekandi Edward Kiwanuka: Member of Parliament for Bukoto County Central, Masaka District". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Kadaga Is First Female Speaker". New Vision (Kampala). 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.

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Parliament of Uganda
Preceded by

Francis Ayume
Speaker of Parliament

2001 - 2011
Succeeded by

Rebecca Kadaga
Political offices
Preceded by

Gilbert Bukenya
Vice President of Uganda

2011 - Present
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