Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kuteesa over the weekend endorsed his daughter Shatsi Musherure Kuteesa to replace him as Mawogola North constituency Member of Parliament.
Kuteesa was speaking at a general cleaning and tree planting exercise dubbed “Keep Sembabule Clean and Green” in Mawogola North – Sembabule District, when he announced to residents that he was retiring from elective politics.
An elected Member of Parliament for over three decades, Kuteesa announced that he would not be standing again. He urged residents to vote for his daughter in the 2021 General Elections.
In her remarks, Shatsi Kuteesa said that her father was tired of speaking every now and then, a reason why he is giving the youth a chance.
Shatsi urged residents to trust her in order to achieve development in the area.
Born on 1st February 1949, Sam Kuteesa is Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position he has held since 2005. He is the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet of Uganda, a position he has held since 13 January 2005 and maintained through three cabinet reshuffles.
From 1973 to 2001 Sam Kutesa was in private law practice. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mbarara North Constituency from 1980 to 1985 and as Attorney General from 1985 to 1986. Between 1994 and 1995, he served as a delegate to the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution. He was first elected MP for Mawogola County in 2001.
He was Minister of State for Investment from 2001 to 2005. President Yoweri Museveni appointed Sam Kutesa as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2005, following the death of James Wapakhabulo.
He is a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement political party.
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