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President Museveni juggles ambassadors

President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday announced shifting changes in Uganda’s  ambassadorial appointments that saw new faces as some notable figures missed out on the list.
In a State House statement, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni replaced Dr Crispus Kiyonga as the country’s ambassador to Beijing with Oliver Wanekha – who has been Uganda’s representative to Rwanda.
Retired Maj Gen. Robert Rusoke – who quit the active army service this year and was the head of Covid-19 National Security Team, was posted to Kigali as boss.

Uganda’s Ambassador to Tanzania – Richard Kabonero was refered to Foreign Affairs’ ministry, as was Maj. James Kinobe from Kinshasa.
It should be recalled that Kabonero had an healthy outburst with the first family darling and the country’s Special Representative to New York, Adonia Ayebare – who he accused of alleged interferance with the work of other ambassadors in their countries’ of operation.

Kabonero has been replaced by the former Nyabushozi MP Col Fred Mwesigye.
Former MP Paul Amoru is now Uganda’s Ambassador to Pretoria – South Africa while the former Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen Charles Angina is the new Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to Egypt.
The Sunday developments, also saw former Uganda’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Gulf states – Sheikh Yahya Ssemuddu re-deployed to Khartoum while Zaake Kibeedi retained his post in Abu Dhabi

The list of diplomats, according to the Presidential Press Secretary – Lindah Nabusayi has 37 ambassadors in addition to deputies.


The new faces includes; former Dokolo North MP Paul Amoru who has been posted to Pretoria, South Africa, replacing Barbara Nekesa Oundo.
Others are former State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Moses Kizige, who has been posted to Moscow, Russia; former Hoima Woman MP Tophas Byagira Kaahwa; former State minister for Water, Betty Bigombe.

Full List:

Burundi – Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza;

Rome – Amb. Elizabeth Napeeyok

Washington DC – Ms. Robbie Kakonge;

Copenhagen – Ms. Margaret Bakyira;

Dar-es-Salaam – Col. (Rtd) Fred Mwesigye;

Khartoum – Dr. Yahaya Rashid Ssemudu;

Paris – Ms. Amule Doreen;

Kigali – Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Robert Rusoke;

New York – Amb. Adonia Ayebare
(Special Envoy);

Algiers – Amb. Alintuma Nsambu;

New Delhi – Amb. Joyce K. Kikafuunda;

Canberra – Amb. Dorothy Hyuha;

London – Amb. Nimisha Madhvani;

Berlin – Amb. Mubiru Stephen;

Ankara – Ms. Nusura Tiperu;

Kuala-Lumper – Ms. Betty Bigombe;

Brussels – Amb. Miriam Blaak;

Moscow – Mr. Moses Kizige;

Abu Dhabi – Amb. Zaake Kibedi;

Mogadishu – Prof. Sam Turyamuhika;

Abuja – Amb. Nelson Ocheger;

Addis Ababa – Amb. Rebecca Otengo;

Ottawa – Amb. Ruth Aceng;

Cairo – Amb. Sam Male Sebulime;

Kinshasa – Hajji. Farid Kaliisa;

Juba – Amb. Brig. Ronnie Balya;

Doha – Amb. Stephen Chebrot;

Tehran – Kisambira Tezikuba Mohammed;

Riyadh – Amb. Isaac Sebulime;

Nairobi – Amb. Dr. Hassan Galiwango;

Beijing – Amb. Oliver Wonekha

Geneva – Amb. Mercel R. Tibaleka

Tokyo – Ms. Tophas Byagira Kaahwa;

Pretoria – Mr. Amoru Paul;

Luanda – Col. (Rtd) Julius Kihaanda;

Guanzhou – Ms. Nsababeera Judith;

Havana – Ms. Musaazi Nabbaka Elizabeth.

Deputy Ambassadors:

  1. Cairo – Lt. Gen. Charles Angina;
  2. Abuja – Mr. Nnam Alfred;
  3. Mogadishu – Maj. Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Nathan;
  4. New Delhi – Ms. Margaret Kyogyire.
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