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Florence Mugasha was appointed Deputy Secretary-General on May 1, 2002 having served as Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet in the Office of the President of Uganda. Mrs Florence Mugasha was Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet in the Office of the President of Uganda from 1996 to 2002. She has had a distinguished career in the Ugandan Public Service commencing in 1972, rising to the rank of Permanent Secretary in 1990 and eventually being appointed in November 1996 to the most senior public service position in the Uganda Government, a position she held for over five years.
Mrs Mugasha was the first woman Head of Public Service in Uganda, and in the course of her duties and professional career, she was instrumental in spear-heading Public Service Reforms. In her role as Head of the Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet, she provided leadership and direction to the Ugandan Public Service and policy advice to the President of Uganda on the entire range of issues of national concern.