SECRETARY GENERAL [2001-2006]
Honourable Nuwe Amanya Mushega served his 5-year term as Secretary General of the East African Community from 2001 to 2006, when the Summit of the Heads of State appointed Ambassador Juma Volter Mwapachu as his successor.
Before his tenure as Secretary General, Hon. Mushega enjoyed a remarkable career in the public service in Uganda, stretching from the Ugandan army to the Government. Between 1985 and 1986 he served as Chief Political Commissar, National Resistance Army before going on to major ministerial roles in the ministries of Defence, Local Government, Education and Public Service between 1986 and 2001. In that period, he also served as a Member of Parliament, first in the National Resistance Council, then the 6th and 7th Parliaments.
Prior to his wide-ranging engagement in the government, Hon. Mushega had worked in the academia, starting out as a teaching assistant at Makerere University in May 1972, then taking a break to pursue further studies in Canada before progressing to lecturer at the University of Zambia in 1974. He would return to lecture at Makerere University in 1979, an undertaking he later abandoned, along with his PhD studies at the London School of Economics to take part in the National Resistance Movement/Army bush struggle (1981-86).
Born 27 June 1946, Hon. Mushega went to University of Dar es Salaam for his first degree; LLB (Hons), proceeding to Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada for his Master's. Some of the positions of responsibility he has held include; Secretary for International Affairs, National Union of Students of Uganda (NUSU), (1970/1971); Secretary General, Dar es Salaam University Students Organisation (DUSO), (1970/1971) and President of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA); an association that brings together African ministers and ministries of Education and funding agencies (1997 - 1998).
SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF HON. MUSHEGA'S TENURE AS SECRETARY GENERAL
• Launch of EAC Customs Union - 2005
• Launch of East African Legislative Assembly - 2001
• Launch of East African Court of Justice - 2001
Hon. Nuwe Amanya Mushega - Resume