The former Kassanda South MP and police spokesman, Mr Simeo Nsubuga, has been vetted by the Parliamentary Appointments Committee as Commissioner at the Uganda Human Rights Commission.
After the interface with the House Committee on Monday, 10 October 2022, Mr Nsubuga told the media that his vast experience at the Uganda Police will enable him to serve in the new role.
“As required by article 51 (2), of the constitution of the republic of Uganda. i want to take this opportunity to thank His Excellency YK Museveni for the confidence and Trust he put in me and appointing me to this sensitive office,” he said.
“I also want to assure all Ugandans in General and the people of Kassanda South constituency in particular that i will be on the forefront in promoting, protecting and observing the rights of the people of Uganda as the constitution requires. I thank you all,” Nsubuga added.
The Appointments Committee, chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, also vetted Col. Steven Basaliza and Apita Omara.
As former MP for Kassanda County South, Nsubuga was one of the NRM supporters who agitated for the removal of the age limit.
However, he later claimed that he was abandoned by the ruling party before also losing the MP seat.
Speaking in his Kassanda South constituency in 2019, Nsubuga attacked Florence Kiconco, a presidential aide on legal affairs, for leading the eviction of his constituents.
“I have stood with NRM at a time when no one wanted to be associated with NRM, I have sacrificed so much for the sake of NRM, I defended the party when no one could, but is this what they are paying me?” a visibly angry Nsubuga said.
Nsubuga was part of a group of ruling NRM MPs that quietly worked with Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi to prepare and promote the bill, which eventually removed the lower 35 and the upper 75 presidential age limits.
But this earned him so much hate to the extent that he was heavily guarded by the presidential police guards. He was publicly attacked in 2017 in Mubende during the 24th coronation anniversary of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi by William Ntege aka Kyuma Kya Yesu for his role in promoting the controversial amendment.
The new appointment therefore will serve as a relief to him.
Nsubuga was born on 4 December 1973. He attended Myanzi Primary School where he sat his Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in 1989.
Then Nana Secondary School for his Ordinary Secondary Education and later Mityana Secondary School for his Advanced Level of Education.
From Mityana Secondary School, Nsubuga joined Makerere University in 1996 to pursue a bachelor of Arts in Education. He later continued with his studies where he obtained a Masters of Arts in Human Rights from Makerere University.