Minister Kasaija Announces Return for Buyanja County MP seat 2026


Finance Minister Hon. Matia Kasaija

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Finance Minister Hon. Matia Kasaija also the Buyanja County Member of Parliament has declared his return for Buyanja County Seat 2026 to accomplish the NRM Plans and also have Buyanja Residents With full Capacity to Wealth Creation.

Kasaija born on May 28, 1944 is now 78 years old.

Matia Kasaija declared his return during a live Radio Talk show at Karuguuza Development Radio in Karuguuza, Kibaale Town Council Kibaale district recently.

Matia Kasaija who is a strong and long serving Ugandan politician is the current Minister of Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda’s Cabinet after being appointed to that position on 1 March 2015, replacing Maria Kiwanuka, who was appointed to Senior Presidential Advisor for Finance.

From 27 May 2011 until 28 February 2015, he served as the State Minister for Finance (Planning) in the Cabinet of Uganda for four years. Prior to that, he served as the State Minister for Internal Affairs, from 2006 until 2011.

Kasaija who went through unopposed in the 2021 general election said his wish is to leave when every Buyanja Resident is rich, has the capacity to create his or her own wealth, promoting NRM agenda among others.

Kasaija was later declared unopposed after his contender Paul Kyalimpa contested in the National Resistance Movement-NRM primary elections and lost to Kasaija who garnered 16,539 votes against 6,213 votes.

Kyalimpa protested the poll results and decided to run as an independent candidate.

He was appointed to the UIA second top office, according to a letter signed by President Yoweri Museveni on November 24th 2020 and he withdrew his candidature leaving Minister Kasaija unopposed.


During the Ugandan elections of 1980, at the age of 36, Matia Kasaija was elected to the Ugandan Parliament.

From 1980 until 1981, he served as the State Minister for Labor. From 1981 until 1986, he served as a member of the External Wing of the National Resistance Army.

Between 1987 and 1990, he served as the Executive Director of the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board, a government parastatal that was charged with safeguarding the property expropriated from the Asians expelled from the country by Idi Amin in the 1970s.

From 1998 until 1998 he served as the deputy director for Mass Mobilization at the National Resistance Movement Secretariat.

During the 2006 parliamentary elections, he was elected to the 8th Parliament.

He was appointed Minister of State for Internal Affairs in June 2006.

In the national elections of 2011, he was re-elected to his parliamentary seat.

In the cabinet reshuffle on 27 May 2011, he was reassigned to the Finance Ministry, as the State Minister for Planning.


  • African Development Bank (AfDB), Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2015)
  • East African Development Bank (EADB), Ex-Officio Member of the Governing Council (since 2015)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2015)
  • Islamic Development Bank, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2015)
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2015)
  • World Bank, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2015)
  • Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, Co-chair (-2019)

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