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Uganda's Vice Presidents over the years: Paulo Muwanga

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Added 4th November 2019 09:13 PM

Following the elections held on 10 December 1980, Muwanga installed himself as the head of the Electoral Commission

Uganda's Vice Presidents over the years: Paulo Muwanga

Paulo Muwanga

Following the elections held on 10 December 1980, Muwanga installed himself as the head of the Electoral Commission

Paulo Muwanga was a Ugandan politician who served briefly as de facto president, and later as prime minister of Uganda. Muwanga joined the East African Posts and Telecommunications Administration between 1943 and 1950 before entering politics in 1950.

assim ulumba  ice president in of efence aulo uwanga flanked by assim ulumba chif hadhi to attend prayers at pigi district Vice president, Min of Defence Paulo Muwanga flanked by Kassim Mulumba (chif Khadhi) to attend prayers at Mpigi district

 

He served as a member of Parliament from 1962 to 1964, before becoming ambassador to Egypt in 1964 to 1970 and France 1970 to 1972. He was then exiled in England from 1972 to 1978, before returning to fight in the Uganda-Tanzania War in 1978 and 1979. 

 iria bote aulo uwanga former gandan ice president and tema limadi former remier in bote  at a graduation ceremony 1983L-R Miria Obote, Paulo Muwanga, former Ugandan Vice president, and Otema Alimadi former Premier in Obote II at a graduation ceremony 1983

 

He served briefly as minister of internal affairs, first under Yusuf Lule and then under Godfrey Binaisa. Binaisa attempted to have Muwanga demoted to an ambassador in February 1980, but Muwanga appealed directly to the National Consultative Commission.

 aulo uwanga ito kello L-R Paulo Muwanga, Tito Okello

 

He was reappointed, this time as minister of labour, the same month, and held that position until May 1980.

zee aulo uwanga with ishop of amirmbe  subuga at a fund raising for the new synod hall 250285 Mzee Paulo Muwanga with Bishop of Namirmbe DR. Nsubuga at a fund raising for the new synod hall 25.02.85

 

On 12 May 1980, the army overthrew Binaisa and installed a six-man Military Commission headed by Muwanga. The head of the commission was the de facto president of Uganda for a few days until the establishment of the Presidential Commission of Uganda.

aulo uwangaPaulo Muwanga

 

That commission, with Muwanga as chairman, held the powers of the president of Uganda between 22 May and 15 December 1980.

aulo uwanga 1985Paulo Muwanga 1985

 

Following the elections held on 10 December 1980, Muwanga installed himself as the head of the Electoral Commission and declared Milton Obote's Uganda People's Congress the winner.

 

The election results were contested, leading Yoweri Museveni to undertake a guerilla war in protest.

he chairman of the ilitary ommission aulo uwanga 3rd from right posed for a group photo with the commonwealth observers group for the ganda elections 1980The chairman of the Military Commission Paulo Muwanga (3rd from right) posed for a group photo with the commonwealth observers group for the Uganda elections. 1980

 

Between 1980 and 1985, he served as Vice President of Uganda and minister of defence under Obote.

he ice resident aulo uwanga receiving representatives of various organisationsThe Vice President Paulo Muwanga receiving representatives of various organisations

 

He was briefly prime minister of Uganda July and August 1985 under President Tito Okello before being succeeded by Abraham Waligo.

ice resident aulo uwanga resident ilton bote and rmy commander aj en ito kello utwa ay 1984 Vice President Paulo Muwanga. President Milton Obote and Army commander Maj Gen Tito Okello Lutwa. May 1984

 

He was arrested in October 1986, acquitted in 1988, and detained again from 1989 to 1990. He died in April 1991 at Nsambya Hospital.

hairman of the ilitary commission aulo uwanga congratulates members of the   at arliament Chairman of the Military commission, Paulo Muwanga congratulates members of the E.C. at Parliament.

 

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