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Fred Omach

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Nationality  Ugandan
Years active  1978 — present
Known for  Politics
Occupation  Banker & Politician
Residence  Kampala, Uganda

Citizenship  Uganda
Role  Politician
Ethnicity  Alur
Name  Fred Omach
Titles  Finance
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Born  16 April 1953 (age 62) (1953-04-16) Uganda
Alma mater  Makerere University (BA in Economics & Social Administration)
Education  Makerere University, Lango College

Fred Mandir Jachan Omach, commonly known as Fred Omach is a Ugandan banker and politician. He is the current State Minister for Finance (General Duties) in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to this position in 2006. In the cabinet reshuffle of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. He also serves as the elected Member of Parliament (MP), for "Jonam County", Nebbi District. He has represented this constituency in parliament, continuously, since 2001.


Background and education

He was born in Nebbi District on 16 April 1953. Fred Omach attended Nyapeya High School, in Nebbi District, for his O-Level studies. He then attended Lango College in Lira for his A-Level studies, graduating in 1973. He entered Makerere University, the oldest university in East Africa in 1974, graduating in 1977 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Social Administration.


His first job after university was in 1978, with the Ministry of Public Service, as a Personnel Officer. In 1979 he joined the now defunct Uganda Commercial Bank (UCB). Over the years, he rose through the ranks until he attained the rank of General Manager, at UCB, the largest commercial bank in Uganda at that time, serving in that capacity from 1991 until 2001. In 2001, he retired from banking and entered elective politics. He successfully contested for the parliamentary seat of "Jonam County", Nebbi District, in 2001. He has been re-elected to that parliamentary seat since. He was appointed to his present position in June 2006.

Personal details

Fred Omach is married. He is reported to have particular interest in Bible study, playing golf and reading.


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