New Vision (Kampala)

4 September 2012

Africa: Museveni Receives Nine Envoys

President Yoweri Museveni has received credentials of 9 new envoys accredited to Uganda. The separate ceremonies took place at State House, Entebbe.

Receiving the letters of credence of the new Tanzanian High Commissioner, Ladislaus Columban Komba, President Museveni welcomed him and commended the brotherly relationship that characterizes the two East African Community member countries.

The new High Commissioner conveyed to the President warm greetings from President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.

The new Nigerian High Commissioner, Ambassador Cornelius Omolade Oluwateru conveyed to President Museveni greetings and felicitations from President Jonathan Goodluck.

Ambassador Omolade Oluwateru pledged to strengthen further already brotherly relations that exist between Uganda and Nigeria.

South Sudan's first envoy, Ambassador Laure Samuel Lominsuk, said he would strive to cement further the already existing neighbourly relationship between Juba and Kampala.

The Republic of South Sudan, Africa's newest country, got her independence on July 9, 2011 following decades long struggle against the Khartoum administration.

Receiving letters of credence of the new Danish envoy, Ambassador Dan E. Frederiksen, the President acknowledged greetings from the Danish monarch, Queen Margaret, that new envoy conveyed to him.

Ambassador Frederiksen, is a career diplomat and has worked as a diplomat for Denmark in a number of African countries includes South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Madagascar.

The new Zambian High Commissioner to Uganda, Mrs. Judith K.K. Kangoma Kapijimpanga, who previously served in several ministerial portfolios in the government of the late president Patrick Mwanawasa, pledged, to work for further strengthening of the fraternal relationship between Zambia and Uganda.

Later, the new British High Commissioner, Alison Blackburne, who has been Her Majesty's Consul General in Washington, USA, presented her letters of credence to President Museveni and said she was delighted to be in Uganda adding that she looked forward to the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Uganda's independence.

President Museveni warmly welcomed her to Uganda and wished her all the successes possible in her new assignment in Uganda. High Commissioner Alison also previously served as Deputy Head of the British Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The new Dutch Ambassador, Alphons Jean Antoine Joseph Marie Gertrude Hennekens, pledged support to the agricultural and dairy sectors in Uganda during his tour of duty.

A career diplomat who has served in several African countries previously, he conveyed to the President warm greetings from Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands.

President Museveni also received letters of credence of the new envoy of Belgian Ambassador, Alain Hansen who conveyed to him greetings from Belgium's King Albert the second.

The new American Ambassador, Scott DeLisi who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Leija Claris DeLisi, praised the lovely climate that Uganda enjoys. The President welcomed him and his family to Uganda.

The Ambassador pledged to work for continued strengthening of the American-Ugandan relations.

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