2004 — present
| 1 May 1970 (age 45) (1970-05-01) Uganda|
(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
University of Zimbabwe
(Master of Arts in Policy Studies)
Makerere University School of Medicine
Mukono District, Uganda, Uganda
Physician & Politician
Michael Lulume Bayigga Wikipedia
Michael Lulume Bayigga, is a Ugandan physician and politician. He served as the Acting Secretary General of the Democratic Party, from 2007 until 2010. He is also the Member of Parliament representing Buikwe South Constituency, in Buikwe District.
He was born on 1 May 1970. Lulume Bayiga attended St. Paul's Boys Primary School in Nkokonjeru, for his elementary education. He studied at Kyambogo College School in Kyambogo, Kampala for both his O-Level and A-Level studies. In 1991 he entered Makerere University School of Medicine, graduating in 1996 with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). In 2004, he graduated from the Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies, at the University of Zimbabwe, with the degree of Master of Policy Studies.
In 1997, he began to work at "Nsambya General Clinic", a private medical practice, as the Deputy Director, a position he still holds today. That same year, he was elected Executive Director of the Uganda Medical Volunteers' Association, an NGO, a position he still serves in today. He first entered politics in 2006 when he unsuccessfully contested for the Buikwe County South constituency seat against one Anthony Mukasa of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Bayiga however petitioned the courts and the Uganda Supreme Court nullified the results on account of Mukasa having bribed voters. In the by-elections held in May 2008, Bayigga trounced his opponent and was sworn in as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constiturncy on Wednesday May 7, 2007. He was re-elected in 2011.
Dr. Lulume Bayiga is married. He is reported to enjoy debating, table tennis and practicing medicine. He sits on the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs and on the committee for the budget.