THERE has been a major reshuffle in the foreign service with some long-serving ambassadors being recalled,
The Government has also re-opened five missions which were closed several years ago due to financial problems.
A reliable source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said former state minister for entandikwa Thomas Kiryapawo, takes over the London mission as high commissioner, replacing the long-serving Prof. George Kirya who has been recalled.
Another long-service Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Semakula Kiwanuka, has also been recalled and replaced by former Washington envoy Edith Ssempala. Francis Butagira has been moved from Nairobi to Washington to replace Ssempala.
A Movement historical, Brig. Matayo Kyaligonza, goes to Nairobi as high commissioner, while former journalist Adonia Ayebare has been posted to Kigali as ambassador. He has been at Ugandaâ€™s UN mission in New York.
President Yoweri Museveni has also appointed Nul Katende ambassador to Khartoum; Cissy Taliwaku to Ottawa, Canada; Charles Walimbwa to New Dehli, India; Kweronda Ruhemba to Geneva, Switzerland; and Wasswa Biriggwa to Ethiopia.
The acting Permanent Secretary in the foreign ministry, Bakayana Kityo, has been appointed ambassador to Rome, replacing Kirabo Kyamaria, while former ambassador to Cairo, Ibrahim Mukiibi, moves to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to replace Dr Muhammed Kisule who moves to the newly-opened mission in Tehran, Iran.
Embassies in Berlin, Germany; Kinshasa, DRC; Paris, France; and Moscow in Russia have been reopened. Elizabeth Napeyok to moves to Moscow; Jacob Okello to Paris, Christopher Onyanga Apali goes to Berlin and Rhoda Kinani to Kinshasa.
Those to remain at their current missions include ambassadors James Baba in Tokyo, Japan; Joan Rwabyomere in Abuja, Nigeria; Katenta Apuuli in Dar-es-Salaam; Joseph Tomusange in Pretoria, South Africa; and William Hakiza in Tripoli, Libya.
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