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Ms Lisa Chesney MBE Appointed British High Commissioner to Uganda

Ms Lisa Chesney MBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Uganda in succession to Ms Kate Airey OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Chesney will take up her appointment in October 2024. Curriculum vitae          Full name: Lisa Jane Chesney YearRole2021 to presentFreetown, British High Commissioner2020 to 2021Home Office, Gold Command, COVID-19 Recovery and...

Hon. John Mulimba Addresses Virtual Ministerial Meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On July 15th Uganda's State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. John Mulimba, attended a Virtual Ministerial Meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council, focusing on the escalating situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The meeting's agenda centered on the role of mediation and reconciliation in conflict resolution in eastern DRC, building on previous discussions from the...

Head of International Economic Cooperation Department, Ambassador Santa Mary Laker Kinyera, Meets with Youth Livelihood Development Company

On 16th July 2024, Ambassador Santa Mary Laker Kinyera, Head of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with a delegation from the Youth Livelihood Development Company (YLDC) led by Mr. Hassan Sekajoolo.  Ambassador Kinyera lauded YLDC for its remarkable contributions to youth development and empowerment, emphasizing the significant benefits the government gains from...

New Project Launched to Boost Food Security and Nutrition in Karamoja

The French Embassy in Uganda, in collaboration with Acted and the Caritas Moroto Diocese, has launched a significant new project aimed at enhancing food security and nutritional health for 1,500 households in the Karamoja region, with a primary focus on supporting women. This initiative is backed by a food aid grant worth 535,000 euros (over Shs. 2.1 billion) provided by...

Priorities and Plans for the Next Term from the UCAA Director General

By Fred Bamwesigye, Director General, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority I am honoured to be appointed for another term as Director General of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. As I embark on this new term, there are many unfinished and new tasks to be tackled in Uganda's aviation regulatory environment. Here are some of the priority areas I will be...

President Museveni Empowers Police and Prisons Officers with Strategic Insights

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivered a lecture of opportunity to 43 Police and Prisons Officers at State House, Entebbe.  The officers have been undergoing a senior promotional training course at the Police Senior Command and Staff College, Bwebajja. Out of the 43 Officers, five were from the Uganda Prisons Services.  During the training, the officers were taken through several course units...

President Museveni Meets South Korean Investors

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 17th July, 2024 welcomed a delegation of business people from South Korea led by Mr. Kwon Hurkkoo, Mr. Cho Shanghyu and Mr. Kim Jinwook, all Directors of HINENI Ltd.  HINENI Ltd is a registered company here in Uganda with its headquarters in Nakawuka, Entebbe Road. During the meeting held at State House, Entebbe, President Museveni and...

Rwanda is a Strategic Ally – President Museveni

President Museveni congratulates H.E. Paul Kagame on his re-election as Rwanda's President. Museveni sent out his congratulatory message via his official X handle. Below is the message: "Your Excellency, Paul Kagame, I wish to congratulate you and the RPF party on the victory in Rwanda's national elections. Your re-election is a testament to the trust and confidence the people of...

Uganda Airlines Expands its African Network With the Launch of Flights to Abuja, Lusaka and Harare 

Uganda Airlines has announced that services to Abuja, Harare, and Lusaka will commence on September 12, 2024. Abuja will launch on September 12, 2024, with flights operated every Sunday and Thursday by our flagship A330-800 aircraft. This service is an extension of our regular flights to Lagos, which operate every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. Flights to Lusaka and Harare will launch...

Coffee Exports Break the USD 1Bn Ceiling

Uganda’s coffee exports reached a record breaking USD 1.144 Bn in the FY 2023/24. Uganda exported 6.13 million bags of coffee, up from 5.8 million bags in FY 2022/23, accounting for USD 846 million. This represents a 6.33% increase in value compared to the previous financial years earnings.  The growth in value and volumes is attributed to the effective regulations...