By Simon Abaho
President Museveni on Thursday made several changes among Permanent Secretaries in which he appointed Dr. Aminah Zawedde as the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance.
“By virtue of the Powers given to the President by Article 174 (2) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint the following as Permanent Secretaries,” Museveni said in a statement.
In the transfers announced on Thursday evening, Dr. Aminah replaced Vincent Waiswa Bagiire, who was transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Here is what you need to know about Dr. Aminah Zawedde
Dr. Aminah Zawedde holds a Ph.D. (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), an MSc. Computer Science (Makerere University), a PGDip in Educational Technologies (University of Cape Town, South Africa), PGD in Education (IUIU) and a BSc. (Statistics and Economics) (Makerere University, Uganda). She has supervised several PHD and Masters students who have attained commendable awards in ICT.
Her expertise includes; ICT advisory, Business transformation, economy digitalization, research, modeling for decision support, process improvement, system integration, and capacity building among others.
Dr. Aminah is a Director on the Board of Directors, National Information Technology Authority Uganda and a Non-Executive Director DFCU Group.
Dr. Aminah is a lecturer and senior researcher in the School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University. She has experience as an IT consultant on both local and international projects. In addition, she has led research projects on capacity building for sustainable ICT4D.
She was a member of the International System Dynamics Society, and founding member of the System Dynamics Africa Chapter and is currently the Organizing Secretary of this Chapter. She has written and published papers in IT peer-reviewed journals and presented some at international conferences.
Away from ICT
As Non-Executive Director, DFCU Group, DFCU Bank posted a number of achievements including; An Asset base growth of 18% from UGX. 2,958Billion to UGX 3,499 billion, upheld by strong growth in liquid assets and loans and advances and a Deposit base growth of 27% from UGX. 2,039 billion to UGX 2,595 billion, owing to robust liquidity and healthy capital position, the DFCU Board proposed a dividend pay-out of UGX.37.65 Billion Shillings to shareholders.
Giving back to the Community
Dr. Aminah belongs to the Rotary Club of Kampala Maisha (2017 to-date) that has the following that has achievements; Adopt a village project in Ntenjeru in Mukono District that is improving health care, maternal and childcare, education and financial literacy in the community.
She is also the Board Chairperson of Mustardseed Junior School – Mustardseed is a charity non-profit school that undertook extensive local research to identify an area where education is most urgently needed in the Wakiso district that surrounds the great city of Kampala.