Meet Robert Mukiza the Incorruptible who is transforming Uganda Investment Authority
The clearest definition for the term, Incorruptible is “not susceptible to corruption, especially by bribery.”
These were the words used by State Minister for Privatization and Investment Evelyn Anite about the Uganda Investment Authority executive director Robert Mukiza during the official handover of 620 acres of land in Kibaaya, Rukundo town council, Kisoro meant for an industrial park.
To be described as incorruptible means that Robert Mukiza is a man wearing some big shoes and I will explain why.
The statistics from Transparency International Uganda for 2020 place Uganda at 142nd position out of 180 countries.
The same report indicates that 69% of People trying to do business in the country engage in some level of corruption while 46% of public service users paid a bribe.
While addressing the gathering at Kibaaya land, State Minister for Privatization and Investment Evelyn Anite said in her six years at the Ministry, Uganda Investment Authority was always a headache for the President.
Hon. Anite says, under the leadership of Robert Mukiza, things are changing rapidly.
“Our President has always complained about corruption and lack of efficiency at the Authority but in just two months of Robert Mukiza’s tenure, things are moving forward, Robert please continue with that spirit of hard work”, Anite said
Who is Robert Mukiza?
Mr. Robert Mukiza officially took office as the Uganda Investment Authority’s Director General on July 1st 2021 replacing Jolly Kaguhangire.
Mukiza’s role at the Authority involves promoting, attracting and facilitating investment in Uganda, advising the government on investment policy and advocating for a competitive business environment in Uganda.
Makerere University- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Quantitative Economics (1998- 2001)
University of Kent- Master of Science (M.Sc.) International Finance and Economic Development 2002-2003
University of Oxford- Said Business School Oxford Strategic Leadership Program 2015- 2015
UNDP lead Economist, Detailed Island Risk Assessment Dec 2006- Dec 2007 Maldives
UNDP UN Coordination Feb 2008- April 2012 Botswana
Global Green Growth Institute- Deputy Director and Representative to Ethiopia, African Union and UNECA, Nov 2014 – September 2018
Acadia Energy Hong Kong – Director May 2012 – Present
Uganda Investment Authority – Director General, Full time