Ms. Kainobwisho’s appointment follows the departure of Mr. Bemanya Twebaze who was recently elected the Director-General, Africa Intellectual Property Organisation. In a statement issued yesterday, 7th December 2020, by the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, Ms. Kainobwisho emerged as the successful candidate after beating seven others during internal interviews on December 2. The 41-year-old lawyer has an impeccable track record as she previously served as the director of Intellectual Property at URSB, head of Business Services Bureau, and manager of intellectual property.
At URSB, Kainobwisho has risen through the ranks having joined as Manager, Directorate of Intellectual Property from November 2011 to October 2014. She went on to become director, Business Registration, in the Directorate of Business Registration, holding the position from October 2014 to February 2017.
Before joining URSB, Kainobwisho served as State Attorney, Department of the Registrar General at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs from 2005 to 2011.
She holds a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (LLM), University of Turin, Italy, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Makerere University, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Center (LDC), Kampala, and Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
All qualifications indicate that Mercy Kainobwisho well suits her newly appointed role, and all that Ugandans can look forward to is better service delivery.