Kenneth N. Madete
Clerk, East African Legislative Assembly
Kenneth Madete has been a Parliamentary Officer since February 1995 when he joined the Parliament of Uganda as a Clerk Assistant. By 2001, he had quickly risen through the ranks to become a Principal Clerk Assistant and head of the department of Inter-Parliamentary Relations. He is credited for initiating capacity building programmes and other administrative reforms at Parliament of Uganda.
He joined the EALA as a Principal Clerk Assistant (Deputy Clerk) in November 2002. Kenneth was responsible for the capacity building programmes of EALA, which saw the Assembly, grow from obscurity to a respectable and well functioning regional legislature.
He was later to be appointed Clerk of the EALA in November 2009, a position he holds to date. As Clerk, Kenneth is the Chief Executive Officer of the Assembly and responsible for preparing and planning the strategic programmes and activities of the Assembly, procedural affairs, initiation of policy and all the day to day management of the Assembly.
Kenneth holds a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of London, a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Social Sciences) from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and also the in-service post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Uganda Management Institute. He has in the course of his employment also undergone specialized trainings in parliamentary procedures and practices, modern aspects of parliamentary administration from the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London; and attachments and study visits to major parliaments of the world.
Kenneth’s key areas of expertise are in parliamentary procedures and practices, public policy, public administration and management, development of strategic plans, financial management, human resource management, report writing, and project management. Additional qualities include; results and team oriented; ability to work under pressure, good interpersonal skills; highly computer literate.