President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni appointed Jessica Rose Epel Alupo as the new Vice President of Uganda replacing Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi but not everyone knows who she is, we give you her full biography and all you need to know.
Who is Jessica Alupo?
Alupo is now Uganda’s second female vice president after Specioza Wandira Kazibwe after being appointed by Museveni and approved by the August House.
Jessice Alupo is a politician, educationist and former military officer who was born on May 23th 1974, making her currently 47 years old.
Below is a Summary of her Profile:
Place of birth: Katakwi
Primary: Apuuton Primary School, Katakwi
O-level: Kangole Girls School
A-level: Ngora High School
Worked as school canteen attendant and Attended Cadet Course at Uganda Junior Staff College in Jinja
In 1997: Graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree (Linguistics and Political Science) – Makerere University
Jessica Alupo Husband: Married to Major Innocent Tukashaba
Taught at Katakwi High School
Instructor at the Uganda Urban Warfare Training School, Singo, Nakaseke District
Served as an intelligence officer for Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)
Alupo's Political History:
2001: Elected Katakwi District Woman MP (on NRM ticket)
2006: Re-elected Katakwi Woman MP
2008: Master of Arts Degree International Relations and Diplomacy (Makerere University)
2008: Diploma in Public Administration and Management (Uganda Management Institute – UMI)
2009: Appointed state minister for youth and children affairs
2010: Master’s Degree Public Administration and Management (Makerere University)
2011: Re-elected Katakwi Woman MP
2011: Appointed Minister of Education and Sports replacing Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire
2016: Lost Parliamentary election, dropped from cabinet
2021: Elected Katakwi Woman MP
June 08, 2021: Named Vice President of Uganda.