Prof.Ephraim Kamuntu is the Uganda Cabinet Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities; he is a Member of Parliament representing Sheema County South, Sheema District. He was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016. He has also previously served in the Ministries of Water and Environment, Industry and Finance and Planning as Minister.
Prof.Ephraim Kamuntu was born in Sheema District on 26 September 1945. He attended Ntare School for both his O-Level (1962-1965) and his A-Level (1966-1967) education. He studied at Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, political science, and history. In 1973, he obtained a Master of Science from the University of Rochester, New York. He also holds a Master of Arts in management science and business administration, from the University of Massachusetts
Prof.Ephraim Kamuntu served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Nile Bank Limited, a private commercial bank in Uganda. He was a lecturer in Makerere University’s Faculty of and served as the National Coordinator for the Private Sector Development Program of the Ugandan Government.