Her Story: Uganda’s Robinah Nabbanja, named among top 100 most influential African women 2022


Avance Media’s “Be A Girl girls’ empowerment project has named Uganda’s Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, among the 100 most influential African women 2022.

Avance Media is a public relations and rating firm that, in the pursuit of inspiring the next generation of African women who are passionate about leading change and challenging the status quo, launches an annual publication through its girls’ empowerment Be A Girl project nubbed;100 Most Influential African Women.

Through rating and ranking publications, Avance Media is known for its unwavering commitment to changing the narrative about Africans.

According to Avance, the project is an opportunity to not only celebrate Africans, but also to highlight the individual and collective works of women who are sincerely inspiring Africa’s next generation of leaders.

The publication is a compilation of women who have risen through the corporate ranks, started their own businesses, or been at the forefront of decision-making both locally and globally.

Notable personalities that are featured in this year’s publication include but are not limited to: Presidents, Diplomats, Board Chairs, CEOs, Scholars, Chancellors, Politicians, and Philanthropists but must be individuals of distinguished personalities in their field of work.

The publication provides an important opportunity for these women to be inspired while also continuing to set global standards and records.

Criteria for selection includes:

  • Excellence in Leadership & Performance
  • Personal accomplishments
  • Commitment to sharing knowledge
  • Breaking the Status Quo
  • Being an accomplished African Woman

Who is Robinah Nabbanja?

H.E. President Yoweri Museveni appointed Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja as Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business in Parliament designate on June 8, 2021, becoming the 11th and first female to hold the position since Uganda’s independence in 1962.

Hon. Nabbanja previously served as the Minister of State for Health in charge of General Duties, a position she held from December 14, 2019.

On December 17, 1969, Nabbanja was born and raised in Kamusenene village, Nkooko Sub County in present-day Kakumiro District, Bunyoro, Western Uganda.

She went to Nkooko Primary School before transferring to St. Edward’s Secondary School Bukuumi for her O-Level and A-Level studies.


Nabbanja earned Certificates and Diplomas in Leadership, Management, and Development Studies from a variety of institutions between 1990 and 2000.

These include; Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda Management Institute, the Islamic University of Uganda, and the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi.

In 2013, she graduated from Uganda Martyrs University with a Bachelor of Democracy and Development Studies degree.

Hon. Nabbanja taught at Uganda Martyrs’ Secondary School Kakumiro from 1993 to 1996.

She served as a District Councilor from 1998 to 2001, representing Nkooko Sub-County in what was then Kibaale District.

During that time, she served as the district’s Secretary for Health, Gender, and Community Services.

She worked as a Resident District Commissioner in the districts of Pallisa, Busia, and Budaka for ten years (2001-2010).

She entered elective politics in 2011, when she successfully ran for Kibaale District Woman Representative in the 9th Parliament (2011–2016).

When the Kakumiro District established in 2016, Nabbanja ran successfully for the Woman Representative seat in the new district.

She is the current Woman MP for Kakumiro District, having been re-elected in the January 2021 elections.

She served in Parliament as Treasurer of the NRM Caucus (2011-2016) and as a Parliamentary Commissioner (2016-2019).

Rt. Hon. Nabbanja Robinah is currently pursuing a Master of Monitoring and Evaluation student at Nkumba University’s Kampala Campus.

Rt. Hon. Nabbanja is passionate about Community Mobilisation and effective Service Delivery.

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