Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr. Ndugu Ruhaka Ruganda Meets Hon Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin

Its said that before U.S President Hussein Barrack Obama became a leader, he met powerful people like by then U.K Prime Minister Tony Blair and Israel Prime Minister. He even went to the wailing wall in Jerusalem and left a note in which he asked God to become United States President. Indeed he became.

Its also true that when you shake hands with powerful people and those in positions of authority including tycoons, they transfer blessings and power to you and this is what is exactly happening with Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin the President & Founder of Heal The Planet Global Organisation-HTP, Executive Director of Africa 54 & CEO of Have It Cheap Group International-HICGI. Young politician 26 who contested in Kampala Central for Parliamentary position in 2011 and he is coming back in 2016 on the same position is busy receiving blessings from International figures. From the President, Speaker of Parliament, Army Commander, Police Chief, Forbes Billionaires,Music Stars, International Pastors and now Uganda Prime Minister Ndugu Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. We have accessed these amazing pictorial when he Rt Hon Premier met Kivumbi at Sheraton Hotel Kampala during the East Africa Communication Organisation (EACO) Assembly recently where Kivumbi and Africa’s Future First Lady Princess Scovia Kivumbi were delegates representing Heal The Planet Global Organisation-HTP

Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda moves to shake hands with Hon Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin before Journalists and International Government Figures

Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda moves to shake hands with Hon Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin before Journalists and International Government Figures

Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda shakes Hon Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin before Journalists and International Government Figures

Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda shakes Hon Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin before Journalists and International Government Figures

Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugundawaves at Delegates alongside Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin, Journalists and International Government Figures

Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugundawaves at Delegates alongside Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin, Journalists and International Government Figures

Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Minsiters, Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin and International Government Figures psoe group Picture during EACO Summit at SheratonHotel Kampala

Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Minsiters, Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin and International Government Figures psoe group Picture during EACO Summit at SheratonHotel Kampala

Who is Rt Hon Dr Ndungu Ruhakana Rugunda?

Ruhakana Rugunda

Ruhakana Rugunda (born 1947) is a Ugandan politician who has been Prime Minister of Uganda since 2014. A physician by profession, he held a long series of Cabinet posts under President Yoweri Museveni beginning in 1986. He served as Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1996 and as Minister of Internal Affairs from 2003 to 2009. Subsequently he was Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2011 and Minister of Health from 2013 to 2014.

He was appointed as Prime Minister on 18 September 2014. He replaced Amama Mbabazi, who was dropped from the Cabinet.

History

Rugunda was born in Kabale District on 7 November 1947. As a young boy, he would often sit and read the newspapers to his father Surumani Rugunda, and it is these experiences at an early age that sparked his later interest in politics. Rugunda attended Kigezi High School and Busoga College Mwiri where he served as Head Prefect, before joining Makerere University Medical School and later the University of Zambia where he studied medicine, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). He later studied at the University of California, Berkeley and obtained the degree of Master of Science in Public Health (MSc.Pub.Hlth) Before joining Ugandan politics, Rugunda worked as Medical Officer in Zambia, as a physician at DC General Hospital in Washington DC, and at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

Political career

While attending Makerere University in Uganda, Rugunda, commonly referred to as “Ndugu” (Swahili for “brother”) by friends, served as President of the National Union of Students of Uganda (NUSU), a politically vibrant youth movement. As a young political activist, Rugunda was part of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and was said to be close to President Apollo Milton Obote. Rugunda was one of a few who had been seen by Obote as future leaders of the party and country. In one of the last interviews before his death, Obote lamented as to why the brilliant Rugunda had gotten himself entangled with Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement.

In 1985 he met with the leaders of the Ugandan National Resistance Movement (NRM) at the inn “Zum grünen Jäger” in Unterolberndorf, Austria, for a conspirative conference to elaborate a political programme for the liberated Uganda.

After Museveni took power in 1986, Ruganda held a long series of Cabinet posts: he was Minister of Health from 1986 to 1988, Minister of Works, Transport and Communication from 1988 to 1994, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1996, Minister of Information from 1996 to 1998, Minister at the Presidency from 1998 to 2001, Minister of Water, Lands and Environment from 2001 to 2003, and Minister of Internal Affairs from 2003 to 2009.

He also served as Chairman of the NRM Electoral Commission, as Member of Parliament for Kabale Municipality, and as President of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In July 2006, Rugunda led a Ugandan government negotiating team to Juba, Sudan to hold peace talks with the Lord’s Resistance Army.

In January 2009, he was appointed as Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. At the same time, the position was elevated to Cabinet Ministerial level in Uganda. He twice served as the President of the Security Council in July 2009 and in October 2010 during Uganda’s two-year stint on the Security Council. In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, he was instead appointed as Minister of Information and Communication Technology. In May 2013, he was moved to the post of Minister of Health, replacing Christine Ondoa, who became an advisor to the President of Uganda on public health matters.

Rugunda was appointed as Prime Minister on 18 September 2014.

Personal

Rugunda is married to Jocelyn Rugunda and together they are the parents of four sons. He enjoys reading, playing tennis and chess in his spare time.

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4 Responses to Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr. Ndugu Ruhaka Ruganda Meets Hon Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin

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