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Ugandan diplomats in foreign countries continue to hold discussions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs especially on promoting the country’s brand abroad to boost tourism revenues.

The envoys are also brainstorming on immigration, advice http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/au.php oil and gas and commercial diplomacy.

On Monday, Uganda Ambassadors asked Parliament to permit the Ministry Of Internal Affairs to conduct the registration of Ugandans abroad for the National identity cards.

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The Ambassador of Uganda to Canada Alintuma Nsambu said the National ID is going to become a compulsory requirement for Ugandans to get any service from government.

All ambassadors representing Uganda in foreign missions abroad are back home to give feed back to government on the progress of their assignments abroad.

Yet, the second phase of the registration for the National ID is expected to end in less than ten days.

During the weekend, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda pledged Government’s commitment to ensure that critical budgetary allocations are made, to promote commercial and economic diplomacy.

Rugunda who was opening a two-day Ambassadors annual retreat at Speke Resort Munyonyo, emphasized the strategic contribution of Uganda’s diplomatic missions. He said diplomatic services should be deliberately planned for through platforms such as retreats or conferences.

“I urge you to review challenges faced by our country and strategize to strengthen our positioning in the international development arena,” the Premier said.

The retreat was held under the theme: Delivering on the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it was the 7th Annual Retreat/Conference for the Ambassadors.

The Prime Minister said Government was committed to provide a peaceful environment both in Uganda and in the sub region.

“You need to give this assurance to investors and tourists so that they can gain more and more confidence in the country,” Rugunda stressed.

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The Premier added that the struggle to move the Foreign Affairs Ministry from a consumptive to a productive sector will be his priority.

“However, I must be convinced that you are indeed making progress away from being a typical consumptive sector to a more strategic player in the economic development processes,” he said, adding, “I expect to receive regular updates on the strategic results in the implementation of the Foreign Affairs Strategic Investment Plan.”

He highlighted the importance of the year 2015 saying it provides the Government with an excellent opportunity to consolidate the achievements in the economic, social and political spheres as laid out in the Vision 2014.

“I cannot overemphasize the significance of 2015. It is a year to seal the deal with a resounding completion of the delivery of the NRM commitments to the people of Uganda in the 2011 Election Manifesto,” Rugunda said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is also the President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Hon. Sam Kutesa addressed the annual Ambassadors’ Conference.

He said his Ministry had outlined nine strategic objectives which include among others, the promotion of economic and commercial diplomacy; regional integration and resource mobilization.

He said Government had endeavoured to build diplomatic presence around the world and if resources allow, more diplomatic missions will be opened particularly in South America.

“We also have to acquire more properties to increase our visibility. Cabinet is due to consider an enabling Paper in this regard,” he said.

He added that the Diaspora remains an important partner in Uganda’s development, with remittances to the GDP last year estimated at one billion US dollars.

“Missions should carry out activities that mobilize the Diaspora to tap into their human and capital resources,” Kutesa said.

He told the Heads of Missions abroad to attract requisite technology, financing and partnerships that support Uganda’s sustainable growth.

 
Ugandan diplomats in foreign countries continue to hold discussions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs especially on promoting the country’s brand abroad to boost tourism revenues.

The envoys are also brainstorming on immigration, page http://class-actions.us/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/file.php oil and gas and commercial diplomacy.

On Monday, Uganda Ambassadors asked Parliament to permit the Ministry Of Internal Affairs to conduct the registration of Ugandans abroad for the National identity cards.

The Ambassador of Uganda to Canada Alintuma Nsambu said the National ID is going to become a compulsory requirement for Ugandans to get any service from government.

All ambassadors representing Uganda in foreign missions abroad are back home to give feed back to government on the progress of their assignments abroad.

Yet, the second phase of the registration for the National ID is expected to end in less than ten days.

During the weekend, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda pledged Government’s commitment to ensure that critical budgetary allocations are made, to promote commercial and economic diplomacy.

Rugunda who was opening a two-day Ambassadors annual retreat at Speke Resort Munyonyo, emphasized the strategic contribution of Uganda’s diplomatic missions. He said diplomatic services should be deliberately planned for through platforms such as retreats or conferences.

“I urge you to review challenges faced by our country and strategize to strengthen our positioning in the international development arena,” the Premier said.

The retreat was held under the theme: Delivering on the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it was the 7th Annual Retreat/Conference for the Ambassadors.

The Prime Minister said Government was committed to provide a peaceful environment both in Uganda and in the sub region.

“You need to give this assurance to investors and tourists so that they can gain more and more confidence in the country,” Rugunda stressed.

 Productivity

The Premier added that the struggle to move the Foreign Affairs Ministry from a consumptive to a productive sector will be his priority.

“However, I must be convinced that you are indeed making progress away from being a typical consumptive sector to a more strategic player in the economic development processes,” he said, adding, “I expect to receive regular updates on the strategic results in the implementation of the Foreign Affairs Strategic Investment Plan.”

He highlighted the importance of the year 2015 saying it provides the Government with an excellent opportunity to consolidate the achievements in the economic, social and political spheres as laid out in the Vision 2014.

“I cannot overemphasize the significance of 2015. It is a year to seal the deal with a resounding completion of the delivery of the NRM commitments to the people of Uganda in the 2011 Election Manifesto,” Rugunda said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is also the President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Hon. Sam Kutesa addressed the annual Ambassadors’ Conference.

He said his Ministry had outlined nine strategic objectives which include among others, the promotion of economic and commercial diplomacy; regional integration and resource mobilization.

He said Government had endeavoured to build diplomatic presence around the world and if resources allow, more diplomatic missions will be opened particularly in South America.

“We also have to acquire more properties to increase our visibility. Cabinet is due to consider an enabling Paper in this regard,” he said.

He added that the Diaspora remains an important partner in Uganda’s development, with remittances to the GDP last year estimated at one billion US dollars.

“Missions should carry out activities that mobilize the Diaspora to tap into their human and capital resources,” Kutesa said.

He told the Heads of Missions abroad to attract requisite technology, financing and partnerships that support Uganda’s sustainable growth.

 
Preparations for the first ever football stakeholders’ symposium in Uganda are in advanced stages with the Local Organizing Committee having already held four meetings.

The symposium was an idea that was mooted shortly by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and his Executive after the Uganda Cranes failure to qualify for the 2015Nations cup finals.

The Symposium, information pills http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/notices/notice.php whose main objective is the ‘Road Map to Project Cameroon 2019’ will be held at Imperial Royale and has been reduced to a one day event on Friday 23rd January, more about http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader-skin.php 2015.

In a planning meeting where the FUFA President made a brief speech to the committee members, about it Magogo said he was happy with the progress of the project.

‘I thank the members for taking up the tasks. I’m excited with the project and i believe we shall achieve our goals’ said Magogo.

The chairman of the Local Organizing Committee Justus Mugisha briefed members on the topics to be discussed and also revealed the countries form which the presenters will come from.

Mugisha also notified members that local sports administrators will be tasked to make presentations on football issues towards the ‘Road Map to Project Cameroon 2019’.

The international experts will come from England, Ghana, Kenya, Germany and South Africa.

The President of the Republic of Uganda HE Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been invited as the Chief Guest.

The President has been an ardent supporter and follower of local football especially the Uganda Cranes where he injected financial support of over One billion shillings to the national team of the U-17 and Uganda Cranes last year.

The topics to be discussed are;

1-Challenges and opportunities for football in Uganda

2-Good governance and football development

3-The role of the media in football development

4-Football structures and their implications to football

5-The fans and football development today

6-The Unique role of government and corporate world in football development

7-The Capacity building of football coaching in Uganda

8-Resources for football development

9-Talent identification and role of the player in football development

The symposium Committee named in November has: Justus Mugisha, Patrick Isiagi, Dr. Bernard Ogwel, Kennedy Mutenyo, Norah Nassimbwa, Patrick Mugumya, Mark Namanya, Rogers Mulindwa and Sam Mpiima.

L-R: Kakaire Ronald (Statehouse, Sports department), Esther Musoke (FUFA Marketing Manager), Sam Mpiima (FUFA Executive Committee member),Justus Mugisha (FUFA VP, chairman LOC for the symposium), Norah Nassimbwa (Head Sports-State House), Patrick Mugumya (The Saints FC), Mark Namanya (Sports Editor, Daily Monitor), Axam Ssenkayi (UPL Secretariat-Communications Manager)and Aggrey Ashaba (ardent football fan).

L-R: Kakaire Ronald (Statehouse, Sports department), Esther Musoke (FUFA Marketing Manager), Sam Mpiima (FUFA Executive Committee member),Justus Mugisha (FUFA VP, chairman LOC for the symposium), Norah Nassimbwa (Head Sports-State House), Patrick Mugumya (The Saints FC), Mark Namanya (Sports Editor, Daily Monitor), Axam Ssenkayi (UPL Secretariat-Communications Manager)and Aggrey Ashaba (ardent football fan).

Source: FUFA

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