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ELECTRONIC VISA SYSTEM OFFICIALLY FLAGGED OFF

Friday, 24th November 2017
The Uganda High Commission today officialy flaged off the operation of the Electronic Visa System 

UGANDA AND SOUTH AFRICA COMMIT TO PROVIDING EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT IMMIGRATION SERVICES. 23 / 11 / 2017

Friday, 24th November 2017
A Delegation of Senior Officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uganda led by the Permanent Secretary Dr. Benon Mutambi,   met with a Delegation of Senior Officials led DDG Mr. Jacky Mackay  from the Department of Home Affairs at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Pretoria on 23 / 11/ 2017.

INVEST MORE IN UGANDA H.E. BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO URGES THE UGANDA COMMUNITY WINDHOEK - NAMIBIA 10 / 11 / 2017

Friday, 10th November 2017

H.E. Barbara Nekesa OUNDO met with the Ugandan Community in Windhoek - Namibia after presenting her Letters of Credence accrediting her as Uganda's High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia to H.E. Hage GEINGOB President of the Republic of Namibia at the State House in Windheok.

H.E. BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO PRESENTS LETTERS OF CREDENCE TO H.E. HAGE GEINGOB, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA 9 / 11 / 2017 STATE HOUSE WINDHOEK - NAMIBIA

Thursday, 9th November 2017

H.E. Barbara Nekesa OUNDO  presented Letters of Credence accrediting her as Uganda's High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia to H.E. Hage GEINGOB President of the Republic of Namibia at the State House in Windhoek.

Both Uganda and Namibia enjoy excellent cordial relations founded on Mutual understanding on Pan African Vision.

President Hage welcomed the H.E Barbara Nekesa remarking that this tenure she is serving as the High Commissioner accredited to Namibia should have more business / investment ventures from Namibia to Uganda to boost both economies.

In response , the High Commissioner reiterated that indeed African Countries investing in other African Countries would fast track Africa's Economic Integration making it more competitive on the world scene

OUTSTANDING UGANDANS HONOURED IN SOUTH AFRICA IN STARQT AWARD CEREMONY 4 / 11 / 2017 JOHANNESBURG.

Wednesday, 8th November 2017
In honour of the numerous achievements in various sectors of small scale  business,  entrepreneurship, innovation to mention but a few, The outstanding Ugandans within the Ugandan Community were honoured at the 4th Annual Starqt Award Ceremony. 

UGANDA SHINES AT THE ANZISHA PRIZE AWARD GALA EVENT 24 / 10 / 2017.

Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Uganda's Mr. Igantius AHUMUZA WINNER OF THE BEST AWARD FOR INNOVATINESS IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR being congratulated for his win by H.E Fetus Mogae Former President of the Republic of Botswana at the 2017 ANZISHA PRIZE GALA that was held at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg.

The Event was held in conjunction with the Mastercard Foundation to promote Young Entrepreneurs craft and design Innovative solutions for fast tracking Development for Africa in all Sectors of Agricuture, Small business Enterprise, Energy Development to mention but a few.

IN PICTURES : BENCH MARKING VISIT OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ON THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS .THIS VISIT IS FOCUSING ON THE PROMOTION OF PERSONS WITH ALBINISM AND ISSUES PERTAINING TO DISABILITY 15TH - 20TH OCTOBER 2017

Friday, 20th October 2017
BENCH MARKING VISIT OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ON THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS .THIS VISIT IS FOCUSING ON THE PROMOTION OF PERSONS WITH ALBINISM AND ISSUES PERTAINING TO DISABILITY 15TH - 20TH OCTOBER 2017

AFRICA'S POTENTIAL FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS TO BE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUED - H.E BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO

Friday, 20th October 2017


On the Invitation of the Minister of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa, H.E Barbara Nekesa Oundo participated in the 5th SACPCMP the South African Council for the Project & Construction Management Meeting held annually at the Birch wood Hotel Johannesburg

In her presentation on the successes and the challenges of Investing in Africa she highlighted a number bottle necks such as Lack of Integration among African countries which leads to Loss of Income, High costs of doing business , operational costs due to the fragmented information and communication networks, lack of private investments and concerted consolidated effort in the private sector to pursue cross border projects, Inadequate feasibility studies undertaken which are not in conformity with developing partners and donors, and complex historical dimensions of different African Countries which further complicates doing business in Africa.

Concluding her presentation to experts , policy makers and other dignitaries Amb. Nekesa expressed optimism in the vast opportunities available for Investment. Highlighting the East African Community Region as a robust business hub specifically Uganda for undertaking profitable ventures in key sector areas of Energy, Oil & Gas exploration, Transportation in various forms of Railway, Water, Air, Tourism, Agriculture to mention but a few not forgetting cross boarder projects that will culminate in the overall Development of not only Uganda as a country but Africa as a continent.


H.E BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO HOSTED TO THE DIPLOMAT TALK SHOW BY UBUNTU RADIO AT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

Friday, 6th October 2017
On 5th October 2017, H.E. Barbara Nekesa Oundo was hosted to a live Radio Talk show / Interview  at the UBUNTU Radio at the Department of International Relations and Co-operation. In this she was given an opportunity to articulate Uganda's Foreign Policy , Highlight the vibrant relations between Uganda and South Africa specifically in the areas of Trade, Tourism,  Investment,  Culture to mention but a few.

HON. AMELIA KYAMBADDE MINISTER OF TRADE , INDUSTRY & COOPERATIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA MEETING WITH HON. ROB DAVIES MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Friday, 15th September 2017
Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa Hon. Rob Davies meeting with Hon. Amelia Anne Kyambadde Minister of Trade , Industry & Co -operatives of the Republic of Uganda on the sidelines of  the EAC  - SACU Meeting.
 

INVEST MORE IN UGANDA, H.E. BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO URGES SOUTH AFRICAN INVESTORS.

Friday, 15th September 2017
In a bid to promote more Trade and Investment opportunities from South Africa to Uganda, H. E. Barbara Nekesa Oundo made a presentation from the Uganda Investment Authority of  Uganda's Bankable Projects   

H.E BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON H.E BENE L. MPOKO AMBASSADOR OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO & DEAN OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS

Tuesday, 12th September 2017
The High Commissioner H.E. Barbara Nekesa  paid a courtesy call H.E. Bene L.Mpoko Ambassador of the DRC to South Africa and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps. Among other things,  their Excellencies agreed to share information  which will help develop  further the engagements their specific countties are having with South Africa and other countries they are accredited to in the region.

H.E BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE TANZANIA HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA

Tuesday, 12th September 2017
The High Commissioner H.E. Barbara Nekesa paid a courtesy call on the Tanzania High Commission today. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the bi- lateral relations between both Uganda and Tanzania under the East African Community ( EAC) Co-operation framework and improve on the two countries' benefits from South Africa and the region at large.

OFFICIALS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & INDUSTRY MEETING WITH THE OFFICIALS UGANDA HIGH COMMISSION

Tuesday, 5th September 2017
In a bid to  promote Commercial Diplomacy  Trade & Investment , a meeting with Officials from the Department of Trade & Industry of the Republic of South Africa was organised by the High Commission's Trade Attache Ms. Salome Malema and  the Deputy High Commissioner  Mr. Julius Kivuna.

UGANDA'S NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA PRESENTS LETTERS OF CREDENCE TO H.E. JACOB ZUMA PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 24 / 8 / 2017

Thursday, 24th August 2017
The High Commissioner - Designate H.E Barbara Nekesa Oundo presenting Letters of Crendence as Uganda's High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa to H.E. Jacob Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa at the Presidential Guest House, Pretoria South Africa 24 / 8 / 2017