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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

Build Africa stand-by force urgently - President Museveni, 10th-February 2020

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Africa's need to build its capacity to defend itself is more urgent now more than ever especially when you see what is happening in Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Somalia and formerly Libya among other countries.

Hon. Sam Kutesa Meets African Union (AU) Commissioner For Peace And Security, 28th-January 2020

H.E. Smail CHERGUI, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security called on the Office of the Minister to discuss matters of Regional and Political concern. 

Press Statement: Protesting Illegal Seizure of Ugandan Milk Products in Kenya, 15th-January 2020

The Government of Uganda has issued a Protest Note to the Government of Kenya protesting illegal seizures of Ugandan made milk and milk products under Lato brand.
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