Samuel Walter Mukaaku Lubega is a politician and will stand as an independent candidate in Uganda's 2011 presidential elections.
Samuel Walter Mukaaku Lubega, 43, who is an ardent federalist and unshakable member of the Democratic Party, was Founder Member of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) 1995 – 1996, and Head of the Baganda Cultural/Youth Student Association (Nkoba za Mbogo). He is a graduate of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, Food Science & Technology (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda) and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Politics and International Relations (University of Wales, Swansea, UK).
He was born in Buseebwe-Sango, Mawokota county Mpigi, and raised in Kawempe-Mbogo, Kampala. He received his B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from Makerere University, and his M.Sc in Policy Planning and Management from the Federal University of Wales, Swansea. He taught in secondary schools and higher institutions of learning in Uganda and the United Kingdom. In 1995, along with four others, he founded the UYD (the youth wing of the Democratic Party), to which he served as the National Speaker. From 1996 to 1998, he was forced into exile and on return to Uganda was imprisoned on political grounds. He was then detained in “Safe Houses” (ungazetted detention places), Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Headquarters, Mbuya Military Barracks and Luzira Maximum Upper Prison, from 1998 - 2000.
Since I985 he has served the Democratic Party (DP) in different capacities as: (i) Party Policy Engineer; (ii) Member of National Campaign Team for Presidential Candidate (Information and Youth Desk); (iii) National Director Grass-root Mobilisation and Coordinator House-to-House campaigning. And in all the above three roles he prominently helped to spearhead the return to multiparty democracy and canvassing for DP and Opposition Local Government Councillors, Parliamentary and Presidential Candidates – 1996, 2001 and 2006.
Source: Defenders of Peace and Justice