PROFILE: Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo | Biography, Profile, education, facts, career, life

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Ms. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the UCC acting Executive Director (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo commonly known as Irene Kaggwa is an electrical engineer and corporate executive, who serves as the Acting Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) effectively 10 February 2020.

Background and education

Irene was born in Uganda and she attended Kitante Primary School in Kampala, Uganda. She studied at Mount Saint Mary’s College Namagunga for her middle and high school education. She graduated with a High School Diploma in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. She was then admitted to Makerere University to study electrical engineering.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, obtained from Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university. Her second degree, a Master of Science in Communications Systems and Signal Processing, was awarded by the University of Bristol. She also holds a Master of Science in Economic Management and Policy, obtained from the University of Strathclyde.


Immediately before her present appointment, Engineer Sewankambo served as the Director for Engineering and Communication Infrastructure at the Uganda Communications Commission. Before that, she was the head of the research and development unit at UCC as well as the coordinator in the office of the executive director.

In February 2020, Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of Information and Communications Technology appointed Irene Sewankambo as the Acting Executive Director, pending the appointment of a substantive executive director.

She replaced Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi, whose two consecutive five-year contracts had expired.

On June 4, 2020, President Yoweri Museveni praised Eng. Irene Kaggwa Ssewamkambo for being an active civil servant and bolstering the communications sector.

The President described Eng. Irene Kaggwa as one of the incorruptible new breed of young passionate Ugandans.

Personal details

Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo is a married woman with children


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