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Milly Babalanda

Who is Milly Babirye Babalanda? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, age, husband, family, tribe, relationship with Pastor Samuel Babalanda, late Alhaji Kirunda Kivejinja, Rebecca Kadaga, Kirunda Faruk, early life and education of the current Minister of the Presidency in Uganda.

Milly Babirye Babalanda is a Minister of the Presidency in the Ugandan Cabinet of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. She is one of the president’s most powerful NRM ministers.

Milly is the former head of the NRM National Chairman’s Office and senior presidential advisor on political matters.

Early Life and Education

Politician Milly Babirye Babalanda was born in Uganda on December 5, 1970. She was born in Kamuli district’s Nalinaibi village in Nawantumbi Parish, Nawanyago Sub-County found in Buzaaya County.

She is the daughter of Sosani Magunda and the late Namuwaya Ruth of Nalinaibi Village in Kamuli District. Her spouse is Pastor Samuel Babalanda of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and together they have two children.

Babirye sat for her Primary Seven in 1985. She completed her O’level at Busoga High School in Kamuli in 1989. She was able to secure and attend a cadre-ship course at Kyankwanzi where she became cadre 31.

Babirye later returned to school to earn her A’ level certificate under an adult program and she earned 13 points. 

Career and Professional Work Experience

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Milly Babirye Babalanda started her political career as a political mobilizer in Nalinaibi Village gaining the popularity of the late Alhaji Kirunda Kivejinja as well as the Rt. Honourable Rebecca Kadaga who is also a resident of Nawanyago Sub-county.

Milly was in charge of forming the Busoga Rural Development Agency (BRUDA) which was funded by the President to alleviate poverty in the Busoga sub-region.

H.E Kaguta Museveni selected her as the Deputy RDC Busia in 2014. Later in 2015, she was sent to the office of the NRM National Chairman in Mbuya, which was run by Hon. Molly Kamukama Nawe. 

She was later named as the NRM National Chairman’s office manager and Senior Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs, with assistance from Mr Kirunda Faruk

This was after the 2016 elections. She worked in this position before being appointed Minister in Charge of the Presidency in June 2021.

Controversies

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Milly with President Museveni.

After being appointed, her academic records and names were found to contain contradictions which made the Parliament’s appointment committee halt the process. 

However, this was later clarified by the Uganda National Education Board (UNEB) and the President thus her successful appointment.

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