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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

Presentation of Credentials by the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel, 16th-June 2020

The Minister of State for International Cooperation, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello received credentials from the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel.

Hon. Sam Kutesa's Statement to Parliament on Ugandans Stranded Abroad Due to Airport and Border Closures Following the Outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2nd-June 2020

Today, 2nd June 2020, Honourable Sam Kutesa addressed Parliament on the Situation of Ugandans Stranded Abroad due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Vacancies for Directors at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, 1st-June 2020

Positions of Directors for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, have been published on the Website of the African Union
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