Years active 1978 — present
Known for Politics
Occupation Banker & Politician
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Name Fred Omach
|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.
Fred Omach is married. He is reported to have particular interest in Bible study, playing golf and reading.