Hon. Eng. Irene Muloni (MP)
Minister of Energy & Minerals Development, Uganda
Hon. Eng. Irene Nafuna Muloni is an Ugandan electrical engineer, businesswoman and politician. She is the Minister for Energy and Minerals in the Ugandan Cabinet, and the elected Member of Parliament for Bulambuli . In 1982, she entered Makerere University, the oldest university in East Africa, to study Engineering. In 1986, she graduated with an honours Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSc.E.Eng) degree. Later, she graduated with the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), from Capella Universityin Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is also a Certified Public-Private Partnership Specialist, accredited by The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Inc. (IP3) and the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) of Loughborough University. From 2002 until 2011, Irene Mulone worked as the Managing Director of the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL), a Ugandan parastatal company, responsible for distribution of electrical power to both commercial and retail customers nationwide. In 2011, she entered elective politics, by successfully contesting for the Bulambuli District Women's Representative in the 9th Ugandan Parliament (2011 - 2016). On 27 May 2011, she was appointed Minister of Energy & Minerals, by President Yoweri Museveni.