RIP! James Mutende [NET Photo]

Breaking News: Minister Mutende dead 

Richard Wanambwa

Junior minister for industry James Mutende is dead. He was 53.

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According to a family member, Mutende was found unresponsive in bed at his Makindye home.

Mutende replaced the late James Wapakhabulo in Mbale municipality before losing the seat to  FDC’s Wamanga Wamai. He was former deputy director Uganda investment authority. He was also a key member of 2011 and 2016 manifesto task force.

RIP! James Mutende [NET Photo]
RIP! James Mutende [NET Photo]
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Education Background

He was born in Mbale, on 26 February 1962. After attending local schools, he was admitted to Busoga College Mwiri, an all-boys boarding secondary school near Kakira in Jinja District. He graduated from Mwiri, with the Uganda Certificate of Education in 1980 and with the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education in 1983. In 1984 he was admitted to Makerere University to study veterinary medicine, graduating in 1988 with the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. In 1999, he was awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration, also by Makerere University. Later, in 2005, he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economicsfrom New School University in New York City