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Hon. Henry Oryem Okello (MP) | Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs)

Henry Oryem Okello is a politician and lawyer by profession. He is the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs). He was appointed to that position in 2005. In the cabinet reshuffles of 1 June 2006,that of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. He has previously served as State Minister for Sports, from 2001 until 2005. He was born in Chwa County in Kitgum District on 21 January 1960. His late father is General Tito Lutwa Okello (19141996), who served as President of Uganda between July 1985 and January 1986.

Work experience and achievements:
He practiced as a legal executive between 1988 and 2000, in the United Kingdom. In 2001, he was elected to represent Chwa County, Kitgum District, in the Ugandan Parliament, serving in that position until 2006. He was appointed Minister of State for Education and Sports, responsible for sports, serving in that capacity concurrent with his parliamentary responsibilities, until 2005. In 2005 he was appointed to his current ministerial position. Between 2001 and 2005, he served as the Anglophone Vice President, Supreme Council for Sports in Africa

Highlights

AMBASSADOR BLAAK MEETS WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY OFFILCIALS, 18th-January 2018

Today 18th January 2018 Amb Blaak, Brussels had a meeting in the Netherlands with Wageningen university officials to brainstorm on developing a programme to combat the "false coddling moth", which is rampant in roses and capsicum exported into the EU and causes many consignments to be rejected as being non compliant with EU phytosanitary standards.

INCOMING ZAMBIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER DESIGNATE TO UGANDA PRESENTS COPIES OF CREDENTIALS TO STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 17th-January 2018

Amb. Benson Chali expressed his pleasure at the new post appreciating the tremendous support the Government of Uganda had extended to his predecessor.

INCOMING FINLAND AMBASSADOR TO UGANDA PRESENTS COPIES OF CREDENTIALS TO STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 17th-January 2018

Ambassador Fernandez Tarja Ovvokki the new Finland Ambassador to Uganda presented her working copies of credentials to the Minister of State for Foreign affairs Hon. Okello Oryem at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala on the 17 January 2018.
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