The former Presidential Assistant on Research and Information Mr. Morrison Rwakakamba has been appointed to be the Board Chairman for Uganda Investment Authority (UIA).
He will replace Dr. Emely Kugonza at the helm of UIA board, a position the latter has held since 2019.
Rwakakamba, also former head of the Government Citizen Interaction Centre has been a board member of UIA.
Mr. Rwakakamba is Harvard Kennedy School alumnus and currently heads a policy think tank Agency For Transformation.
Morrison received his first degree in Education from Makerere University, Kampala in 2003. He later attended the School of Political Science at Makerere University where he obtained a Masters Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (IRDS) in 2006.
In 2004, Morrison joined Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) as a Research Associate and rose through ranks to become a Resident Consultant and Manager for Policy Research and Advocacy in 2007. At UNFFE, Morrison directed research and mobilized farmers’ fraternity to amplify voice and shape favorable agriculture policy.
He also chaired a number of international expert committees moderated by the International Federation of Agricultural Producers in Paris, France. At the beginning of 2010, Morrison took up the position of Chief Executive Officer at Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI), where he led initiatives to reform Uganda’s budget architecture in favor of the private sector and citizens.
Morrison is a respected commentator in Uganda’s mainstream media. His study on effectiveness of Uganda’s environmental policies was peer-reviewed and published by International Journal- The Mountain Research and Development (MRD) Journal in May 2009.