Dr. Ham-Mukasa Mulira, PhD (Lond.)
Dr. Ham Mulira has over 20 years experience in Information Technology ranging from University academic tuition and research, IT policy formulation to systems implementations. His main areas of specialization and interest are Software Engineering, Information Systems analysis and design, Computer Security and Statistical Analysis.He has worked in Uganda and the United Kingdom on IT projects for government, parastatals, international agencies, private sector and individuals.
He started his career as a lecturer in Statistics and Computing at Makerere University He was the General Manager, Management Information Systems (MIS), Uganda Commercial Bank Ltd.; Executive Director, Uganda Computer Services, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development/ under the World Bank Second Economic and Financial Management Project (EFMPII) with his role being to establish the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda (NITA-U) which is responsible for the monitoring, coordination and support of IT initiatives in Uganda.
In 2006, due to his professional/ technical background and experience he was appointed as the pioneer Minister to establish the new Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Uganda where, amongst other things, he oversaw the total liberalisation of the telecommunications sector and spearheaded work on the Uganda National Fibre Optic Backbone.
Dr. Mulira holds a PhD (Statistical Computing), University of London, (Imperial College/the London School of Economics), UK; an MSc (Statistics & Operations Research/Computing), Loughborough University of Technology, UK and a BSc (Statistics) from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda