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Hope Ruhindi Mwesigye is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. She is the Minister for Agriculture, Industry and Fisheries. She is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kabale District Women's Constituency.[1]



She was born on 28 December 1956.


She holds a law degree (Bachelor of Law) with Honors, from Makerere University. She also holds the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala. In addition, she attained the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Women and Gender Studies.

Work Experience

Hope Mwesigye worked as a Senior State Attorney in the Ugandan Ministry of Justice for eight years prior to 1988. Between 1988 and 1991, she worked as the Program Officer at Uganda Gender Resources Center, a private non profit organization. Between 1991 and 2001, she served as the Executive Director at the same non profit. She has also served as a Program Officer for FIDA (Uganda), another Ugandan non-profit specializing in championing the rights of women.

In 2001, she entered politics and was elected to the parliamentary seat of Women's Representative for Kabale District. She was re-elected in 2006 on the National Resistance Movement political party ticket. Currently, she is the incumbent.[2]

Personal Details

She is divorced. She is reported to enjoy community mobilization drives for development.

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