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The Vice President

H.E. Jessica Alupo

The Vice President

H.E. Jessica Rose Epel Alupo, is the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda since 2021. She is a Ugandan politician, educator, and former military officer. She previously served in the cabinet of Uganda as minister of education between 2011 and 2016. She is also an elected member of parliament as Katakwi District’s women’s representative

H.E Alupo is Uganda’s second female vice president after Specioza Wandira Kazibwe after being appointed by Museveni and approved by the August House.

Below is a Summary of her Profile:

Place of birth: Katakwi


Primary: Apuuton Primary School, Katakwi

O-level: Kangole Girls School

A-level: Ngora High School

Worked as school canteen attendant and Attended Cadet Course at Uganda Junior Staff College in Jinja

In 1997: Graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree (Linguistics and Political Science) – Makerere University

Jessica Alupo Husband: Married to Major Innocent Tukashaba

Taught at Katakwi High School

Instructor at the Uganda Urban Warfare Training School, Singo, Nakaseke District

Served as an intelligence officer for Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)

Alupo’s Political History:

2001: Elected Katakwi District Woman MP (on NRM ticket)

2006: Re-elected Katakwi Woman MP

2008: Master of Arts Degree International Relations and Diplomacy (Makerere University)

2008: Diploma in Public Administration and Management (Uganda Management Institute – UMI)

2009: Appointed state minister for youth and children affairs

2010: Master’s Degree Public Administration and Management (Makerere University)

2011: Re-elected Katakwi Woman MP

2011: Appointed Minister of Education and Sports replacing Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire

2016: Lost Parliamentary election

2021: Elected Katakwi Woman MP

June 08, 2021: Named Vice President of Uganda.

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