Mr Kasaija Matia is Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda. Before that, he was Minister of State for Finance and in charge of planning. Between 2006 and 2010, he served as Minister of State for Internal Affairs.
His political career started in 1981 when he became a member of the parliament, and since then he worked as Deputy Director, Mass Mobilization at the National Resistance Movement Secretariat, Executive Director of the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board and Political Mobiliser at the National Resistance Movement Secretariat. He has also worked in Shell and BP (U) Ltd as a Distribution Manager.
Mr Matia has also served as Governor at The World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, the African Development Bank and the Trade Development Bank, formally PTA Bank.