Dr Abel Rwendeire is Dead

Dr Abel Rwendeire, the Deputy Chairperson of the National Planning Authority, has died.

Rwendeire succumbed to a heart attack Thursday.

He served as the junior minister in the dockets of industry and education.

His most recent assignment was heading a visitation committee investigating woes of Makerere University.


1985: Obtained a PhD in Bio chemistry from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand

1992-1996: Principal of Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo

Chairman of the Joint Admission Board (JAB)

1996-2002: MP Rubanda County East, Kabale District

1996-1998 and 200-2001: Minister of State for tourism for Tourism, Trade and Industry

1998-2000: Minister of State for Higher Education

2002- 2006: Managing Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in Vienna, Austria.

July 2008: Joined National Planning Authority (NPA)

2016-17: Head Makerere Visitation Committee.

Samuel Kamugisha