Jennifer Musisi Biography
Jennifer Musisi first City Leader in Residence, at Bloomberg Harvard City, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The US. Full names are Jennifer Semakula Musisi, she is a Ugandan lawyer and public administrator.
Jennifer Musisi Age
Jennifer Musisi’s age is 59 years old as of 2019. She was born in the 1960s, however, her exact date and month of birth are not currently revealed to the public yet, all that is known is her birth year which is 1960 together with her birthplace, Kampala in the Central Region of Uganda, East Africa.
Jeniffer Musisi Education
Jennifer Musisi schooled at Tororo Girls School in Tororo District for her O’ Level education (S1 – S4). She then transferred to King’s College Budo in Wakiso District for her remaining two years of high school education (S5 – S6).
Musisi graduated from Budo in 1982, at the top of her class. She served as deputy head prefect during her time at the mixed, boarding high school. In 1982, she joined Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university, where she studied law.
Jennifer graduated in 1986 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB). The next year, she obtained the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
Later on, she pursued the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Makerere University.
Musisi also has qualifications in management, taxation, and law from several institutions including Harvard Law School and George Washington University in the United States.
Jeniffer Musisi Career
Jennifer Semakula-Musisi is a lawyer, advocate of the High Court of Uganda and seasoned administrator with a strong legal, administrative and leadership background.
She trained at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda as well as numerous other institutions including The George Washington University, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.
Musisi earlier worked for Makerere University as a Legal Adviser and was then appointed Commissioner Legal Services, and subsequently Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs in Uganda Revenue Authority.
Jeniffer Musisi URA
Musisi was involved in the Institutional Reforms and Restructuring Programme at URA.In URA, Musisi was involved in Policy formulation, legislating amendments and policy implementation at the Executive and Board levels as well as Financial Planning and Management.
Her role as Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs involved working closely with the Commissioner-General and the Senior Management Team, the Board of Directors and various stakeholders including Government Ministries, Tax Appeals Tribunal and personnel at the Uganda Judicial System.
Musisi also worked with senior managers from the various countries forming the East African Community. Musisi worked with Uganda Revenue Authority. She was involved in improving taxpayer compliance and proposing revenue related policies and practices.
Jeniffer Musisi Executive Director
In 2011, Musisi was appointed by the President of Uganda as the first Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority and has been at the head of the transformation of the City Administration from a Local Government to a Corporate Entity under the Central Government.
Jennifer Musisi Resigns
Her contract was further renewed in April 2017, to run from 15 April 2017 until 14 April 2020. However, on 15 October 2018, she tendered her resignation as KCCA Executive Director, effective 15 December 2018.
Citing inadequate funding and irreconcilable competing interests between the KCCA Technical Team and politicians, that made it increasingly difficult to achieve the set transformational targets.
Jeniffer Musisi Awards
Jennifer is a member of the Uganda Law Society and has received awards in recognition of her work:
♦ Inspirational Woman of Uganda Award for Exemplary Leadership 2013,
♦ Kings College Budo Medal of Achievement Award
♦ Paul Harris Awards 2013 and 2014 from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world
♦ Certificate of appreciation for partnership and courtesies extended to the Rotary Club of Kampala East
♦ Golden award 2013 for Distinguished Service rendered to Kampala Capital City by Kamwokya Primary School,
♦ Airtel Woman of Substance Award 2013 for Outstanding Contribution to Uganda’s Public Service
♦ Certificate of Appreciation for Inspirational Work from Inspirational Development Uganda,
♦ Vocational Award 2012/13 for Dedicated and Selfless Service towards the Restoration of the Pride of the City of Kampala from the Rotary Club of Sunrise Kampala,
♦ Performance Achievement Award in appreciation of selfless service in the restoration of Kampala City from Rotary Club of Bugolobi,
♦ Certificate of Appreciation for Ensuring Civil and Social Rights for the People of Kampala City from Civil & Social Rights Awareness (U)
♦ Nsangi Medal 2013 for Excellent Services to the People of Uganda
Certificate of Distinguished Services as Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority 2013 from Bwanika Zone L.C.1 Kampala
♦ Philadelphia City Award presented by the Mayor of Philadelphia Michael A Nutter August/ Sept 2, 2012.
♦ ESQR’s Best Quality Leadership Award 2014
♦ Global Salutation Award for Dedication and Exemplary Service for the Citizens and Residents of Uganda
♦ World Savers Excellence Award – Woman of the Year 2014
♦ Recognition as the Biblical Deborah of our time for braving the storms and excelling in turning around the face of the City from the Leadership
♦ National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches – 2014
Selected as one of the 100 Exceptional Leaders in The Commonwealth 2014-15
Country Winner (Agencies and Regulatory Authorities Sector)
♦ CEO Global’s Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards; 2015/16
♦ Regional Winner (Agencies and Regulatory Authorities Sector) CEO Global’s Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award 2015/16
Winner of the Socrates Award – Rome Italy 2015; International Aristotle Committee
Jennifer Musisi’s Daughter
Musisi is a married mother. Esther Channelle Musisi, the daughter of former Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) Executive Director, Jenniffer Musisi introduced her fiancé to her parents over the weekend.
August 12, 2019. The bride was glamorously dressed in traditional gomesis, one in peach, another in white and gold plus a blue and white one. The bride went for subtle makeup making her stand out in a refined, delicate way.
Esther Chanelle is an entrepreneur and runs several businesses including Halo Collections, a high-end clothing store in Kisementi, Kampala which she started with Cynthia Nakiranda, daughter to Seroma while still at Makerere University Business School(MUBS).
She is also famous on Instagram where she posts shots from her numerous travels and her love for fashion.
Jeniffer Musisi Recognition
In December 2014, she received the Quality Leadership Award 2014, awarded by the European Society for Quality Research.
Jennifer Musisi Havard
As the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative City Leader in Residence Jennifer Musisi plays a key role in advising on the design of Bloomberg Harvard programming, with a particular emphasis on programming for cities outside of the United States.
She serves as a resource for faculty, students, staff, and participating mayors and other city leaders, and will share insight and information on innovations, solutions, and approaches to common problems across cities.
Jennifer Musisi Asylum
The former Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi has revealed that a grenade was one time found under her car.
made the revelation on Thursday at Ash Center, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. She was giving her inaugural talk. The center is a collaboration between Harvard Kennedy School.
Harvard Business School, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. She is the inaugural City Leader in Residence with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. This was the first time that Musisi disclosed an attempt to kill her. She spent seven years as KCCA’s first Executive Director.
Musisi’ tenure was characterized by successes and confrontations with political leaders and different interest groups who felt threatened by her policies.“One time a grenade was found under my car,” said Musisi.
“It was shocking to see the extent to which the resistance could go blow me up because I’m trying to organize the management and finances of the city.”Musisi’ major confrontations were with government officials who she was chasing out of KCCA properties and various associations that were collecting tax on behalf of the institution.
For instance, Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association (UDA) was collecting tax from taxi operators. Collection of dues of vendors in different markets had also been contracted.
“The agents that were collecting taxes for the city were very powerful… and had been collecting the taxes for decades. They felt an entitlement,” Musisi said. “They thought I was joking.”
The battles of who should collect tax took a legal direction where KCCA triumphed. Thereafter, Musisi recollected that deposed tax collectors turned to people telling them not to pay tax to “KCCA thieves.”
Musisi says these groups later “started threatening our lives.” She added; “Why are they trying to kill me? I’m the good guy here. It was shocking to see the extent to which it could go, with violent attacks targeting my staff because we’re trying to organize the finances of the city.”
Jennifer Musisi Net Worth
According to various sources, Jennifer Musisi’s net worth has grown significantly in 2019. However, Jennifer Musisi’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $1077713465 in 2019, The estimated net worth includes stocks, properties, and luxury goods such as yachts and private airplanes.