Who is Judith Nalule Nabakooba?
Who is Judith Nalule Nabakooba?

Who is Judith Nalule Nabakooba? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, husband, children, family, work and experience, political career, early life and education of the outgoing Woman Member of Parliament, representing Mityana District.

Judith Nalule Nabakooba is a Ugandan politician and former police Spokesperson. Nabakooba is currently the Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), in the Cabinet of Uganda. 

She was appointed to that position on 14 December 2019 and concurrently serves as the elected Woman Member of Parliament, representing Mityana District in the 10th parliament 2016-2021. 

However, Nabakooba will not be returning as a legislator in the 11th Parliament.

Early Life and Education

Judith Nabakooba was born on 28 October 1977 in Mityana District, Uganda. 

Nabakooba attended Ndejje Secondary School in Luweero District from where she obtained her Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in 1994 and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in 1997.

From Ndejje, Nabakooba joined Makerere University, the largest and oldest University on the land graduating with a Bachelor of Mass Communication in 2002, and later Master of Human Rights from the same institution. 

Chartered Management Institute (UK), where she obtained a Diploma in Strategic Leadership Management in 2010.

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Uganda Management Institute (UMI), Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation in 2012 and 2013 respectively

Work and Experience

Audience Relations, Lutheran Media Ministry, 1998-2000. Programme Producer, Uganda Media Women Association and Mama FM, 2000-2003.

Operations Officer, Public Relations, Uganda Police Force, 2003-2005. Deputy Spokesperson of the Uganda Police, 2006-2008. Spokesperson, Uganda Police Force, 2008-2011.

2004 until 2015, Judith Nabakooba served in the Uganda Police Force, where she held various positions, including as the Deputy Director CPC and Spokesperson for the Police Force, from 2011 until 2014. 

Secretary to Exodus Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited, the savings and credit co-operative society of Uganda Police (UP) personnel and their families. 

She left the UP service for active politics in June 2015.

In 2016, general election, Nabakooba was elected as Mityana District Woman Representative on the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) political party ticket until 2021. She was voted out in the 2021 polls. 

Serving Police, Nabakooba faced various criticism and threats over her position regarding the Parliamentary Age Limit Bill and the delayed Kasese Report.

Minister of Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance, Government of Uganda 2020 to date.

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She served in the Uganda Police Force, where she held various positions, including as the Deputy Director CPC and Spokesperson for the Police Force, from 2011 until 2014. FILE PHOTO

Other Considerations

Nabakooba chaired the Uganda Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs the time she represented the Mityana District as a Woman legislator. 

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She served the Parliamentary Business Committee, the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, State Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE), and the Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs. 

She belongs to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). 

Hobbies

  • Sports particularly Net Ball, Running, Reading

Special Interests

  • Crime Prevention
  • Activities, Several Reproductive Health, Mentoring Women and Youth, Counseling

Professional Body

  • International Association of Women Police
  • Uganda Media Women Association