Hon Henry Muganwa Kajura

Background
He was born on 7 July 1934, in Hoima District

Education
He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA), from Makerere University, awarded when Uganda's oldest university was still affiliated with the University of London. He also has postgraduate qualifications in Administration, from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and in Management from the University of Wisconsin Madison in the United States of America.

Work experience
Henry Kajura's long career as a public servant goes back to 1966 when he worked as the Deputy General Manager in Uganda's central bank, the Bank of Uganda, serving in that capacity until 1967. Between 1967 and 1973, he served as Secretary of the East African Development Bank. From 1973 until 1978, he served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Uganda Commercial Bank, the precursor to Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited. He then served as Governor of the Bank of Uganda from 1978 until 1979.

During the same period, he concurrently served as a Non Executive Director of the East African Development Bank.

From 1988 until 1989, he served as the Chairman of Local Council V (LC V), for Hoima District. He was appointed Minister of Trade & Industry, Natural Resources, Water and Mineral Development in 1989, serving in that capacity until 1998. Between 1998 and 2001, he served as Minister of Water, Lands and the Environment, after Trade & Industry was split off to form a separate ministry.

He was appointed Third Deputy Prime Minister in 2002, serving in that capacity until 2005 when he was appointed Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Service, and in June 2014 as the first Second Deputy Prime Minister which is his current position. Kajura has been a member of Uganda's Cabinet, continuously since 1989.