Uganda’s Envoy to Ethiopia, buy Amb Mull Sebujja Katende has packed his bags ahead of the new assignment in Washington.
Katende’s achievements include resolving issues of rent arrears, stomach buying the Official Residence of the Ambassador and striving to build a Chancery.
At a Farewell Lunch on Sunday at Marriot Hotel in Addis Ababa, generic Ethiopia, staff members generally described him as “strategically focused, patriotic and professionally meticulous as well as a widely knowledgeable and distinguished mentor who is enriching, empowering and inspiring to young career officers.”
Accompanied by his wife, Maliam, Katende, who has headed the Mission in Addis Ababa since 2008, appreciated teamwork and cooperation extended to him during his leadership of the Mission.
He called for the same spirit to be maintained in support of the in-coming Head of Mission in continued pursuit of Uganda’s interests.
Katende underscored the need to remain focused on the Mission’s mandate of promoting bilateral relations with Ethiopia and Djibouti and pursuing Uganda’s interests multilaterally – through the AU, UNECA and IGAD.
He also expressed hope that the “efforts to build a befitting Chancery and acquisition of land to build a commensurate Official Residence of the Ambassador would come to fruition.”
Katende, who was recently transferred to head the Uganda Embassy in Washington D.C, is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa on 2 June 2017.
The existing bilateral relationship between Uganda and Ethiopia and remain excellent.
President Museveni recently reiterated government’s commitment to honour and implement the different commitments made to the Ethiopian government on regional security, use of River Nile waters, trade and investment and infrastructural development.
Uganda and Ethiopia continue to cooperate in fighting the Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia.