Dr. Saamanya has a working experience of 36 years in Public Service in the fields of ICT and Agriculture, including serving as Permanent Secretary and Accounting Officer for the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance for 10 years (2007 to 2016).
As Permanent Secretary, his key responsibilities included organisation and operations of the ministry, implementation of the policies of the Government of Uganda, as well as formulation and/or review of national policies, strategic plans, laws and regulations pertaining to the ICT sector.
Prior to this, Dr. Saamanya had worked for more than 20 years in the agriculture and animal industry sector. Among others, he spearheaded the development and implementation of the National Dairy Development Policy and Act 2001.
Dr. Saamanya possesses an MBA, M.Sc (Agric.) and B.Vet. Med. His key competencies and expertise include policy formulation and analysis; strategic planning; formulation and review of projects; and institutional and human resource management. Currently, he is a freelance consultant and a farmer.