The National Unity Platform (NUP) party has today appointed Mathias Mpuuga as the Leader of Opposition in the 11th Parliament. He replaces Betty Aol Ochan of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party.
The Leader of the Opposition is supposed to keep the government in check and also appoint the Shadow Cabinet.
Mpuuga is the Nyendo-Mukungwe division Member of Parliament and NUP Deputy President for the central region.
Who is Mpuuga?
Mpuuga is a politician, Lawyer and Teacher by profession. He won his first two terms to parliament as representative of Masaka Municipality on Democratic Party (DP) ticket. He joined NUP in 2020 together with 11 other DP Bloc members.
These included; Joseph Ssewungu, Medard Ssegona, Betty Nambooze, Moses Kasibante, Muwanga Kivumbi, Allan Ssewanyana, Ssempala Kigozi, Ssentongo Robinah, Veronica Namaganda, Florence Namayanja, Abed Bwanika and Mike Mabikke.
Mathias Mpuuga was born on October 12 1975 to the late Vincent Nsamba and Gertrude Nsamba in Masaka District.
He attended Kyamaganda Boys Demonstration School, completing PLE Exams in 1987 then Masaka SSS and Nakyenyi SSS where he sat his UCE and UACE exams in 1992 & 1994 respectively.
After, Mpuuga joined Makerere University in 2009 to study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and then in 2016, he again joined Makerere University to study Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree.
Work and Experience
Principal/Managing Director of Datamine Technical Business School, 2003-2011
Managing Director of Liberal Consult Ltd 2001-2004
Minister for Youth, Buganda Kingdom, 2008-2010
Teacher, Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga 1998-2003
Director Masaka Town College, 2000-2002
Youth Chairperson, Masaka District Local Government, 2000-2011
Member, University Council, Mutesa 1 Royal University 2010 to date.