State Minister for Lands, Princess Persis Namuganza has hit an educational milestone after she graduated with Masters from Cavendish University.
Namuganza who also doubles s Bukono County lawmaker in Busoga Sub-region, graduated with a Masters Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. An elated Persis posted on her Facebook page about the occasion.
“I thank you my People for your undisputed love and prayers. Today I am graduating with Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy at Cavendish University. Join me towards this celebration. God bless you all,” the minister wrote on Friday.
Her graduation comes on the heels of minister’s clash with leaders in Busoga sub-region. Princess Namuganza has been challenging the leadership of the Kyabazinga saying he is not the rightful monarch.
Analysts believe her clashes go a long way in raising her political profile as a new breed of Ugandan leaders with authority.
She was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016. Namuganza concurrently serves as the elected representative of Bukono County, in Namutumba District, in the 10th Parliament (2016–2021).
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 (not affiliated with Makerere University). That same year, she entered Kyambogo University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration degree.
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.