Hon. Amelia Kyambadde was born in 1955 in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. She has served in the Civil Service of the Republic of Uganda for over 30 years, rising to the position of Principal Private Secretary (PPS) to H.E. the President; to date she has been the longest serving PPS. Thereafter, she joined politics, by contesting for Member of Parliament (MP) for Mawokota County North Constituency (Central Region), which she won with a landslide majority vote from the constituents. She is currently the MP representing Mawokota North Constituency.
- Amelia Kyambadde was appointed the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives in 2011, and she holds this office to date.
- A Chief Negotiator (Chair of African Ministers of Trade at the African Continental Free Trade Area –AfCTfA)
- She is an ardent advocate of Regional Integration and has speared Regional Integration Initiatives at EAC, COMESA, and AfCFTA Levels
- She served as the National Treasurer of the ruling NRM Party between 2010 and 2015
- She was Chairperson of COMESA Council of Ministers (2013/2014)
- She was Coordinator of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the World Trade Organization in 2014
As the Minister of Trade and Industry Hon. Amelia Kyambadde has focused majorly on: –
- Regional integration
- Domestic trade development, mainly under the Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU) initiative and development of District Commercial Offices
- Liberalization of Regional Cross Border Movement of Trade
- Negotiating International and Regional Markets
- Strategic bilateral trade negotiations
- Enhancing of Standards and Quality
- Agro-Processing and Development of the Cooperatives Movement in Uganda
- Initiatives for the development of MSMEs
She is a Philanthropist, a Fish Farmer and founder/Patron and Twezimbe Development Foundation (TDF). Through TDF, she has done extensive work with:-
- Women and Maternal Health
- Youth and the Girl Child.
Hon. Amelia holds an MBA from the American Intercontinental University UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Makerere University. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of East Africa and Africa as a Region in; Politics, Economy, Trade development.
She is married with 7 children and 9 grandchildren.