BOUNCED BACK TO LIMELIGHT: Former energy minister Richard Kaijuka
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Flamboyant former Minister of Energy ‘Sir’ Richard Kaijuka was overwhelmingly elected the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) for the Uganda Chamber Mines and Petroleum (UCMP), beating the organisation’s long-serving chairman Elly Karuhanga.

The UCMP is an umbrella organization of all stakeholders in the mining and oil sectors, and according to UCMP sources, karuhanga was elected to chair the organisation’s Council, a subordinate body to the one led by Kaijuka.

A wealthy politician, Kaijuka was one of the influential Ugandans who opposed the lifting of term limits in 2005, prompting leaders of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to associate him with the opposition then led by Col (rtd) Dr. Kizza Besigye.

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UCMP Board of Trustees

Chairman Hon. Richard Kaijuka

Vice Chairman Mr. Jimmy Mugerwa

Treasurer Ms. Kellen Kayonga

General Secretary Mr. Paul Sherwen

Member Mr. Gordon Sentiba

 

UCMP Council

Chairman Hon. Dr. Elly Karuhanga

Vice Chairman Mr. Patrick Mweheire

General Secretary Mr. Sam Thakkar

Treasurer Mr. Jeff Baitwa

Council Mr. Abdul Kibuuka

Council Mr. Adewale Fayemi

Council Mr. Xiao Zong Wei

Council Mr. Daniel Pettersson

Council Mr. Nicholas Ecimu

 

Members of the UCMP Advisory Committee:

Oliver Lalani- Roofings Group Minerals
Tony Otoa- TOTAL E&P Oil & Gas
Patricia Ojangole- Uganda Development Bank Finance
Allan Mugisha- Ernst & Young Tax & Investment
Pamela Natamba- PWC Local Content
Miriam Magala- Uganda Insurers Association Insurance
Gerald Mukyenga- Multilines International Health Safety & Environment
Carol Athiyo- AON Risk Solutions Public Relations

Name Committee
Joshua Ogwal- Ligomarc Advocates Legal & Advisory
Natasha Venus- Sipa Exploration Human Resources
Dilip Bhandari- Spedag Interfreight Logistics
Peter Bitarakwate- ZAKHEM Special Advisor to the Chairman
Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo- Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Special Advisor
Aggrey Ashaba- GCC Services International Relations