Daudi Migereko is the minister of lands, housing and urban development in the cabinet of Uganda. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Omara Atubo, who was dropped from the cabinet. From 16 February 2009 until 27 May 2011, he served as the government's chief whip in the parliament of Uganda. Before that, he was the minister of energy and mineral development in the cabinet. Migereko also represents Butembe County, Jinja District in the parliament.
Background and education
Migereko was born on 26 June 1956 in Jinja District. He graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Education. His Master of Arts in transport planning and marketing was obtained from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the United States.
Between 1986 and 2001, he was the director of operations at Intraco Uganda Limited, a private business. During the same period, he also served as a director on the board of FINCA, a Ugandan microfinance company. In 1996, he was elected to represent Butembe County, Jinja District in the parliament. He has been re-elected to that seat ever since.
In 2001, Daudi Migereko served as the deputy director in the Office of the National Political Commissar in the government. Between 2001 and 2005, he served as the state minister for energy and minerals. In 2005, he was appointed the minister of trade, tourism and industry, where he served until 2006.
In 2006, he was appointed minister of energy and minerals, a position he kept until 16 February 2009 when he was appointed chief whip. In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, he was reassigned to the Lands and Urban Development Ministry as a full cabinet minister.
In 2008, Migereko was appointed an honorary member of the International Hydropower Association (IHA). The IHA aims at advancing sustainable development of hydro-power projects. Migereko was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the sector nationally and Internationally.