Lawyer & Politician
| 4 April 1966 (age 49) (1966-04-04) Uganda|
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Public Administration Promotion Centre, Berlin
(Diploma in International Law)
United Nations Centre for Human Rights, Geneva
(Diploma in Human Rights Law)
University of London
(Master of Laws)
Makerere University, University of London
Adolf Mwesige Wikipedia
Adolf Kasaija Mwesige is a Ugandan lawyer and politician who has served as Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs in the Cabinet of Uganda since 6 June 2016. He previously served as Minister of Local Government from 18 February 2009 to 6 June 2016. He has also been the elected Member of Parliament for Bunyangabu County, Kabarole District, since 1996.
He was born in Kabarole District on 4 April 1966. He attended Nyakasura School in Fort Portal for his A-Level education. Mwesige holds a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. He also holds a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala. He holds a Diploma in International Law from the Public Administration Promotion Center in Berlin, Germany and a Diploma in Human Rights Law from the United Nations Center for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mwesige has been enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda since 1994. Between 1992 and 1996, he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a foreign service officer responsible for legal and consular matters. Between 1996 and 2001, he worked as the managing partner at Mwesige, Egunyu & Company Advocates, a Ugandan law firm.
He was first elected to Parliament in 1996, to represent Bunyangabu County in Kabarole District. Before 2009, Mwesige served as Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister. He was appointed as Minister of Local Government on 18 February 2009. In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, Mwesige retained his local government portfolio. He was moved to the post of Minister of Defense on 6 June 2016, replacing Crispus Kiyonga, who was dropped from the cabinet.