By Spy Uganda
Thomas Bangirana Tayebwa has today been elected deputy speaker for the 11th parliament, an office that was occupied by Anita Annet Among who is now a fully elected speaker replacing fallen Jacob Oulanyah.
Tayebwa garnered 379 votes against opposition’s Okot Bitek who got 82 votes.
Thomas (born 10 November 1980) is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He was appointed as the Government Chief Wip by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for the 2021-2026 term, a position he later abandoned for the deputy speakership job.
Since 2016, he serves as the Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North County in Mitooma District and a member of NRM, the ruling national political party in Uganda.
He served as a member of the National Economy Committee and Natural Resources Committee.
Tayebwa was born to Bangirana Daudi and Betty Komuhangi of Bitereko Village in Mitooma District. He attended Kigarama Primary School, Kigarama Senior Secondary School, and Ruyonza School for UACE in 2000. In 2005, he received a BA in Social Sciences at Makerere University, and in 2012 he received a Bachelor of Law degree from Makerere as well.
Tayebwa serves as the director of Cholmat Investments.
In October 2015, Tayebwa joined elective politics on the NRM ticket, winning both the party’s primaries with 15092 votes and the 2016 Ugandan general election thereby becoming a member of The Tenth Parliament for The Pearl of Africa representing Ruhinda North County in Mitooma District.
He served as a member of the National Economy Committee and Natural Resources Committee in the 10th parliament(2016-2021).
On 14 February 2009 Tayebwa married Anita Rukundo at St Augustine Chapel in Makerere (Kampala,UG).