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HON. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi M.P

Hon. Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi is a Senior Associate at the firm with diverse experience. He completed his Law Degree in 1979. After the fall of Idi Amin's government in the same year, Gen. Muhwezi abandoned his postgraduate Diploma course at the Law Development Centre (LDC) to join the Uganda Police as Cadet Police Officer. He trained and graduated from Tanzania Senior Police Officer's College, after which he served briefly in the Uganda Police as a Police officer at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.

Early 1981, he joined the National Resistance Movement as one of the few senior commanders of the guerrilla army, the National Resistance Army (NRA). After taking government in 1986, Muhwezi became a member of the National Resistance Council (NRC - Parliament). At the same time and for ten years (up to 1996), he was the Director General of the Internal Security Organization. During the same period, in 1993, he hosted in Uganda and chaired the Commonwealth Security Conference, a body that brings together all intelligence services of Commonwealth Member States.

In 1994 to 1995, he was elected a delegate to Constituent Assembly, the body that debated and promulgated the 1995 Uganda Constitution. In 1996, he was elected the Member of Parliament for Rujumbura County. In the same year, he was appointed a Minister of State for Education and Sports in charge of Primary Education. In 2001, he was elevated and appointed to full Cabinet Minister of Health, the position he held for five years. He also served as the Honorable Minister for Information and National Guidance until May, 2016.

Hon. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has been in parliament since 1986. He has been a member of many committees of Parliament and has attended various national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi is the chairman of the Veterans League and a member of the Central Executive Committee (the highest decision making body) of the ruling Party, the National Resistance Movement. He is an advocate of High Court of Uganda. He is a member of the Uganda Law society and the East African Law Society.

Email: jmuhwezi@craneadvocates.com

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