He was sworn in on Tuesday at the EALA General Assembly held online led by Parliament Speaker Martin Ngoga.
“Under the Treaty establishing the East African Community, under article 48 the Minister responsible for EAC Affairs, the Assistant Minister or Deputy Minister or Minister of State responsible for the EAC Affairs from each Partner State is an ex-officio member of the EALA,” a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Under Rule 5 of EALA Rules of Procedure, a member shall not take a sit in the Assembly before taking the oath or affirmation of allegiance to the Treaty.
After the swearing-in, Prof Nshuti was immediately appointed to chair the EAC Council of Ministers.
Seasoned academic and politician Prof. Nshuti Manasseh bounced back in the cabinet on April 30 after over 12 years after he was dropped, replacing Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as State Minister in charge of the East African Community.
Professor Nshuti holds a Master of Business Administration in Accounting, a Ph.D. in Economics [Finance], and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Aberdeen University in Scotland. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University.
Prof. Nshuti has more than 23 years of experience in education and administration of universities and colleges.