President Yoweri Museveni has endorsed Colonel (Retired) Tom Butime as the new Chairman of the Historical Leaders’ Forum.
He replaces Hon Ali Kirunda Kivejinja who passed on 19th December 2020.
This follows an executive committee meeting of the historicals which sat on 27th April 2022 at the Office of the President which resolved that Col. Butime, the Vice Chairman Western Region represents the Historical Leaders Forum in the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the NRM.
Butime is the Cabinet Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in the Ugandan Cabinet.
He concurrently serves as the elected representative for Mwenge County Central, Kyenjojo District, in the 10th Ugandan Parliament.
He served as State Minister for Communications from 13 January 2005 until February 2006.
After the general elections in February 2006, he was named State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, a posting he declined to assume.
In 2011, Butime contested for the position of Representative of Mwenge County North but lost to David Muhumuza.
Previously, Butime was the Minister of Internal Affairs from July 6, 1996, to July 2001, and he also served as Minister of State for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness during that time.
From 2001 until a cabinet reshuffle in January 2005, Butime served as Minister of State for International Cooperation and served as acting Foreign Minister from March 2004 to January 2005.
He is a trained Cinematographer. His hobby is soccer, with Manchester United as his favourite Premier league side. He also enjoys farming.