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Former E.C Boss Kiggundu Appointed NWSC’s Chairman Board Of Directors

By Our Reporter

Eng. Badru Kiggundu, the former Electoral Commission (E.C) Chairman, has been appointed the new Chairman of Board of Directors for National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC).

While addressing the media on Friday,  the Minister  for Information Technology (ICT) Peter Ogwang, revealed that Cabinet sitting on Monday July 20th, 2020, resolved to appoint engineer Kiggundu to replace Eng. Christopher Ebal, whose term of office has since expired.

Kiggundu is a Ugandan civil engineer, academician and consultant, who serves as the chairman of the Presidential select committee responsible for the supervision of the successful completion of both Isimba Hydroelectric Power Station and Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station. He was appointed to that position by President Yoweri Museveni in August 2016.

Immediately prior to his current position, he served as the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, for 14 consecutive years, from 2002 until 2016.

He was born in 1945 to the late Hajji Yunus Luswa, (dies 1997) and the late Hajati Kabugo Namatovu (died 2006). Kiggundu is one of the 23 children fathered by Hajji Luswa.

He attended Kabasanda Primary School for his elementary schooling. He then transferred to Kibuli Secondary School for his O-Level studies. In late 1964, he won a full scholarship from the government of Buganda, to pursue his A-Level studies at Nabumali High School in Mbale District, graduating from there in 1965.

Another scholarship saw him enroll in the University of New Mexico, graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He continued his studies at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating from there in 1971, with a Master of Science in civil engineering. Later, in 1981, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New Mexico.

Who Is Badru Kiggundu?

He was born in 1945 to the late Hajji Yunus Luswa, and the late Hajati Kabugo Namatovu. Kiggundu is one of the 23 children fathered by Hajji Luswa.

He attended Kabasanda Primary School for his elementary schooling. He then transferred to Kibuli Secondary School for his O-Level studies. In late 1964, he won a full scholarship from the government of Buganda, to pursue his A-Level studies at Nabumali High School in Mbale District, which he left in 1965.

Another scholarship saw him enroll in the University of New Mexico, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He continued his studies at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating from there in 1971, with a Master of Science in civil engineering. Later, in 1981, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New Mexico.

For a period of six years, from 1971 until 1977, Kiggundu served as an engineer and executive with the National Housing and Construction Company, a government parastatal company, where he was responsible for road construction.

After completing his doctoral studies in 1981, he was hired by the University of New Mexico as a research scientist, working in that capacity for six years. In 1987, Auburn University in Alabama, hired him as a research program manager and Assistant Professor in civil engineering. He worked in that capacity until 1988, when he returned to Uganda.

Kiggundu worked in the private construction industry for two and one half years, after his return to Uganda in 1988. In 1991, Makerere University, hired him as a member of the academic staff in the department of civil engineering. In 1993, he rose to the rank of head of department. From 1999 until 2002, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Technology. He left Makerere in 2002 at the rank of Associate Professor.

During the fourteen years that Kiggundu spent at the helm of Uganda Electoral Commission, the commission oversaw three general elections, in 2006, 2011 and 2016. In 2006 and 2016, the presidential election results were challenged in Uganda’s Supreme Court, but in both cases, the Court ruled in favor of the incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni.

In August 2016, Engineer Kiggundu was appointed by the president of Uganda to chair a seven-person committee to oversee the completion of two hydroelectric power projects, which were under construction then; the 600 megawatts Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station and the 183 megawatts Isimba Hydroelectric Power Station.

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