Hon. Minister of State for Energy
Hon. Okaasai Sidronius Opolot aged 64 is the Minister of State for Energy, Republic of Uganda. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Protection, Major from AL- Fateh University, Tripoli Libya and a Master of Science Degree in Plant Disease Management obtained from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth United Kingdom. He has vast knowledge and experience in Public Administration and is an expert in Crop Science, Epidemic control in crops and crop resources having worked in the Agricultural Sector from 1983 at various levels up to the position of Director, Crop Resources. He retired from public service 2018 on attaining mandatory retirement age of 60 years. He is a Member of Parliament of Kumi County in Eastern Uganda since 2021 and a Minister of State for Energy. He is passionate about the progress of Uganda’s Petroleum, Energy and Minerals sectors and believes in their potential to cause socio-economic transformation in Uganda. In this regard, he was instrumental in the amendment of the Electricity Act to reform and improve the Electricity sector in the Uganda.