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Victoria Rusoke

Who is Victoria Rusoke Businge? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, age, husband, family, tribe, relationship with Sylvia Rwabwo, Parish Development Model (PDM), Women’s Representative of Kabarole District, early life and education of the current State Minister for Local government in Uganda.

Victoria Rusoke also known as Rusoke Victoria Businge, is a politician and teacher from Uganda. She is a member of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

She was re-elected to the eleventh parliament of Uganda in the 2021 January elections after serving as Kabarole District Women’s Representative in the ninth parliament of Uganda.

Early Life and Education

Victoria Rusoke Businge was born on January 3, 1956, in Kabarole district, western Uganda.

She earned a Bachelor of Education from Makerere University in 1991 and a Master of Education from the same institution in 2001. 

She received an East African certificate of education in 1977, a diploma in teacher education from the Institute of Teacher Education in Kyambogo in 1986, and a grade-two teaching certificate from Makerere University in 1980.

Victoria’s mother was unable to pay for Victoria’s higher education, so Victoria gave up on becoming a lawyer in favour of becoming a teacher.

Career and Professional Work Experience

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Victoria Rusoke Businge is a Ugandan politician and educator.

In the ninth Ugandan Parliament, Victoria served as the Kabarole District’s women’s representative under the membership of the National Resistance Movement.

In the elections held in January 2021, Victoria Rusoke Businge was re-elected to serve as district Women’s Representative of Kabarole District in Uganda’s eleventh parliament.

At the Judiciary offices in Kampala in 2018, she was chosen and sworn in as a new member of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) by the Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe.

From 2003 through 2010, she worked as the District Education Officer in Kabarole. She functioned as the head teacher at Kalinaabiri Primary School from February to July 2003. 

From 1997 to 2002, she was the head teacher at Old Kampala Primary School. From 1994 to 1995, she served as the City Primary School’s principal. 

From 1986 to 1990, she worked as a tutor at Kibuli TTC 

From 1991 to 1993, she served as the deputy head teacher of Nakasero Primary School. 

From 1980 until 1985, she worked as a teacher at Shimoni Demonstration School. She began working for the Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo (ITEK), which is now known as Kyambogo University, in 1978.

She participated in the Appointments Committee and the Tourism, Trade, and Industry committees of the Parliament.

Achievements and Awards

The State Minister for Local Government, Hon. Victoria Businge Rusoke is the founder of the Parish Development Model (PDM) in the Kabarole district. 

Controversies

Victoria Rusoke was defeated in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries in 2016 by the incumbent Sylvia Rwabwo. She went ahead and ran for office as an Independent, but she was defeated. 

She remained jobless after losing to Sylvia Rwabwo in the election until she was chosen to serve as the Commissioner at the Uganda Human Rights Commission. 

She ran for reelection as the woman representative for Kabarole District in 2021 and was successful despite allegations that she used public resources—including a government vehicle and other resources—while serving as the commissioner of the Uganda Human Rights Commission to conduct door-to-door campaigns in order to advance her political ambitions. 

According to some people, she is in violation of Clause 54 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, which mandates that a commissioner should be independent and unaffiliated with partisan politics, because of her involvement in politics while serving as a commissioner.

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