Prior to the appointment as Minister, Maganda was the Samia Bugwe County South MP
Uganda’s Minister of State for East African Affairs, Hon Julius Wandera Maganda, has taken his Oath of Allegiance as Ex-Officio Member of the Assembly.
Maganda was sworn in by the Clerk to the Assembly at a brief ceremony witnessed by the Speaker and Members of EALA in line with the Rule 5 of the Rules and Procedures of the Assembly. The Rule 5(4) of the Rules of Procedure says in part that: “No Member can sit or participate in the proceedings of the House until the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance to the Treaty is taken”.
Rule 5(5) specifically states that “when a Member first attends to take his or her seat other than at the first Sitting of a new House, he or she shall be brought to the table by two Members and presented by them to the Speaker who shall then administer the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance”.
Maganda was ushered in to the House by EALA Members, Nusura Tiperu, Dora Byamukama and Chris Opoka. Maganda was appointed to Cabinet by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on June 6 2016. He replaces Shem Bageine.
Prior to the appointment as Minister, Maganda was the Samia Bugwe County South MP, a position he still holds to date.
Maganda has served on various Committees in the Parliament of Uganda including that of Education and another on Rules, Discipline and Privileges. Others are the Trade and Tourism Committee and the Committee on National Economy.
He holds a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from the Islamic University of Uganda, a Certificate in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Uganda and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Uganda Management Institute.