President of Uganda

President of the
Republic of Uganda
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Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni

29 January 1986
TypeHead of state
Head of government
ResidenceState House, Entebbe
Term lengthNo term limits - renewable indefinitely
PrecursorGovernor-General of Uganda
Formation9 October 1963
First holderKabaka Sir Frederick Edward Mutesa II
DeputyVice President of Uganda
Salary183,216 USD annually[1]

The President of the Republic of Uganda is the head of state and the head of government of Uganda. The President leads the executive branch of the Government of Uganda and is the commander-in-chief of the Uganda People's Defence Force.[2]

Incumbent Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986 and is the longest serving president of Uganda, ahead of Idi Amin who ruled from 1971 to 1979. Bobi Wine has not conceded the 2021 election and claims his victory is disputed, 2021 Ugandan general election.


In 2005 presidential term limits were removed, and in 2017, the removal of the previous upper age limit of 75 was also announced.[3]

Qualifications of the President. (Article 102) A person to qualify for election as President must be— (a) a citizen of Uganda by birth; (b) not less than thirty-five and not more than seventy-five years of age; and (c) qualified to be a member of Parliament.[4][5][6]

List of presidents of Uganda (1963–present)

See also


  1. ^ "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily.
  2. ^ "The President". Government of Uganda. Archived from the original on 2019-02-27. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  3. ^ Athumani, Halima (September 21, 2017). "Proposed Changes to Uganda's Presidential Age Limit Hit Roadblock". Voice of America.
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/UgandaConstitution/posts/1365850310178785
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/UgandaConstitution/posts/qualifications-of-the-president-article-102a-person-to-qualify-for-election-as-p/773936029370219/
  6. ^ https://www.helplinelaw.com/law/uganda/constitution/constitution08.php

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