The Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday vetted the newly appointed Ugandan Ambassadors to different foreign missions. Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among chaired the committee.
An ambassador is the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organization abroad. They play a key role in coordinating the socio-economic and political activities that are of mutual benefit to the host and the represented country.
In December, President Museveni appointed 37 Ambassadors and four Deputy Ambassadors.
Ambassador Nusura Tiperu Omar, the former Member of Parliament in the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) who has been posted to Ankara, Turkey says she will focus more on technological transfer to support Uganda’s trade and agro-processing industry.
Paul Amoru Omiat, the former Dokolo North MP who was posted to Pretoria to replace Barbara Nekesa Oundo said he will focus more on economic diplomacy to expand markets for Uganda’s agricultural products. The Uganda Consulate in South Africa covers The Royal Kingdom of Eswatini, Namibya, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
Judith Nsababeera, who will represent Uganda in Guangzhou, China replacing Stephen Rutega, who was dropped pledged to work closely with the youth to tap more business and investments to create employment opportunities.
Other new Ambassadors in the latest reshuffle are former Hoima District Woman Representative Tophas Byagira Kaahwa, who was posted to Tokyo, Japan replacing Betty Akech Okullu; Moses Kizige the former State Minister for Karamoja Affairs who has been posted to Moscow, Russia and Elizabeth Musaazi who will be Uganda ambassador to Havana, Cuba.
Also another new appointee is Col (Rtd) Julius Kihaanda was named Ambassador to Luanda, Angola, a position that the sacked Internal Security Organisation – ISO boss, Col Kaka Bagyenda rejected.
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