Isaac Musumba Closes In On Top OIC Job

buy more about geneva;”>Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi says Uganda has been given two months to study the responsibilities that fall under the new docket.

information pills geneva;”>Speaking to journalists in Kampala on February 10, Mbabazi said the job would be taken over by former State Minister for Regional Foreign Affairs and lawyer, Isaac Isanga Musumba.

While Uganda had braced itself for the rotational Secretary General seat, Mbabazi observed, for some reasons, Saudi Arabia proposed they take up the post for next five years.

This was during a Conference of Foreign Ministers in Djibouti last year.

“Though it was Africa’s turn, Uganda’s position was to cede to that demand. They (Saudi Arabia) had given persuasive reasons and it was in the interest of OIC for Saudi Arabia to take the seat.”

However, it was then that a new position (Assistant Secretary General for African Affairs) was proposed.


During the OIC Summit in Egypt early this week, Mbabazi said he moved a motion that since “the Djibouti meeting had a ‘twin resolution,’ it was prudent to consider at the same time a new position in name of Isaac Musumba.”

Mbabazi added: “The OIC SG explained that because this was a new position, we had to look at procedures and see how it is managed. This should be done between now and April when the Council of Ministers is due to take place so that the resolution is adopted for Musumba.”

Uganda, which expects to start oil production in next few years, would benefit from the bloc’s bargaining power for good prices of oil products.

One of the main objectives of the organization is to “exert efforts to achieve sustainable and comprehensive human development and economic well-being in member states.”

It also seeks respect for the right of self-determination and non-interference in the domestic affairs and to respect sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of member states; and also ensure their active participation in the global political, economic and social decision-making processes to secure common interests.

OIC also intends to enhance and develop science and technology and encourage research and cooperation among its members in these fields.

Who is Musumba?

Isaac Isanga Musumba is a Ugandan lawyer and politician.

He served as the State Minister for Regional Foreign Affairs, from June 2006 until May 2011. In the cabinet reshuffle on 27 May 2011, he was dropped from the cabinet and was replaced by Asuman Kiyingi.

He also served as MP representing “Buzaaya County”, Kamuli District, from 1996 until 2011.

He lost to Martin Kisule Mugabi Muzaale, during the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries in 2011.

Born in Kamuli District, on 16 December 1961, Musumba attended Namasagali College. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Makerere University.

He also holds the Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Center, in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. His degree of Master of Laws (LLM), specializing in tax law, was also awarded by Makerere University.

From 1985 until 1991, Isaac Musumba worked as a Principal Legal Officer in the Ministry of Finance. He then worked as the Administrative Commissioner, at the Uganda Revenue Authority from 1991 until 1993.

In 1994, Musumba was elected to the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution, serving in that capacity until 1995.

A husband to opposition FDC politician Salaam Musumba, he was elected to the Ugandan Parliament in 1996, to represent “Buzaaya County”, Kamuli District.

He was re-elected in 2001 and in 2006 until he lost the seat in 2001 to Martin Muzaale, incumbent MP.

In 2001, Musumba was appointed State Minister for Planning. He retained his post in a Cabinet reshuffle on 14 January 2005.

In June 2006, Isaac Musumba was appointed State Minister for Foreign Affairs (Regional Affairs), serving in that capacity until May 2011, when he was dropped from the cabinet in a reshuffle.

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