The Greatest Ugandan Ever!
Kabaka Mutesa II, Moses Isegawa and Sylvia Tamale.

The Greatest Ugandan Ever!

A number of Ugandans have left their imprint on the character, culture, politics and history of our country. From politicians, traditional monarchs, health care workers and teachers to artists, thinkers and a host of regular people. But which Ugandan do you think made the greatest and most essential contribution to our national history or the country’s international image so far?

By Staff at UGPulse
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First published: August 1, 2005


UGPulse is offering you an opportunity to vote for the greatest Ugandan ever. Here are the candidates.


Yoweri Kaguta Museveni - Ugandan leader of 19 years credited with political and economic reforms and stabilizing the country's economy and ethnic divisions.
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Kato Kintu (Circa 1300) - Founder of the Buganda Kingdom.
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Edward Mutesa II (King Freddie) aka Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwanga Mutesa - First president of Uganda.
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Milton Obote – Considered by many the father of the modern nation and the first Prime Minister of Uganda.
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Elizabeth Bagaaya – Roving Ambassador to the United Nations, internationally acclaimed actress and model. She starred in films like "Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)," "Things Fall Apart (1971)" and "Sheena(1984)."
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Joseph Nyamihana Mulenga - Vice President of the East African Court of Justice and Justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda.
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Neogy Rajat – Ugandan of Indian ancestry who founded the widely read internationalist magazine, Transitions.
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Sylvia Tamale – Lawyer, Professor and Advocate of Human Rights
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Moses Isegawa – Internationally Celebrated Writer
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Geoffrey Oryema is a world famous Ugandan musical artist.
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Manubhai P. Madhvani- Founder of the Madhvani Group
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Sylvia Owori- Former Managing Director of the Miss Uganda beauty pageant. After elevating this annual event to its current status she is now sending ripples in the African world of fashion.
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Do you agree with our selections? Who do you think is missing from the list? Send in your 3 picks for the Greatest Ugandan Ever and join us in the forums to discuss.

By Staff at UGPulse
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First published: August 1, 2005
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