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Mungyereza named UBOS Executive Director

By Julius Businge

Ben Paul Mungyereza has been appointed as the new executive director of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics effective Nov. 26, the statistics body said in a statement dated Nov. 26.

Mungyereza replaces John B Male-Mukasa who retired at the end of his contract on Nov. 22, having served as the first executive director for 13 years.


Mungyereza is an accomplished professional holding a Bachelor of Statistics degree of Makerere University, MA Development Planning – UN Institute for Economic Development & Planning, Dakar, Senegal; MSc Development Economics – Oxford University, UK.

He is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at Makerere University. He has a solid work experience built through the years, having worked as a Statistician in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries from 1991-1993, Lecturer at the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics at Makerere University from 1994-2002, Young Professional on attachment at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Makerere from 1995-1998, Principal Statistician at Ubos from 2002-2005, Director Statistical Coordination Services at Ubos from 2006-2009.

Prior to this position he was the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Statistical Production and at Ubos.

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