REGIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION DEPARTMENT (REC)

The Department is responsible for handling the East African Community, regional and continental economic organisations (such as COMESA, IGAD, SADC, NEPAD etc.). 

The key functions of the Department include:

  • Strengthening and promoting regional coperation and integration initiatives taking into account need to reduce overlap and duplication; and enhancing efficiency.
  • Promoting a peaceful strategy/mechanism to address border demarcation issues and finalising protocols with neighbouring countries and depositing them with the AU and UN. 
  • Strengthening a coordinated and cooperative mechanism between Ministry and other national ecomin stakeholders. 
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional political organisations.
  • Supporting the business community and professionals to tap opportunities in the region. 
  • Promoting gradualist, systematic and integrated approach to continental integration. 
  • Supporting the fast tracking of the East African integration process.
  • Promoting initiatives on joint exploitation or development of shared natural resources like Lake Victoria, the Nile River, Lake Albert, for the mutual benefit. 
  • Promote Uganda as a favourite destination for foreign direct investment, tourists and holiday makers.
  • Strengthening and widening its outreach its embassies in Africa, putting emphasis or focus on economic diplomacy and integration.
NAME DESIGNATIONRANKEMAIL ADDRESS
Amb. John Leonard MugerwaFSO IHead of Departmentjohn.mugerwa@mofa.go.ug 
Ms Ann BabinagaFSO IIDeputy Head of Departmentann.babinaga@mofa.go.ug 
Ms Linda Ijang OderFSO IIIHead of EAC and other Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Divisionlinda.ijang@mofa.go.ug 
Mr. Mutungi FrancisFSO IVAg. Head of AU and Bilateral Economic Cooperation Divisionfrancis.mutungi@mofa.go.ug 
Mr. Muhindo Bwambale CrissyFSO VIFSO VI, Desk Officer (EAC  & other RECs Division)crissy.bwambale@mofa.go.ug 
Mr. Sebigeye L. PhilipFSO VIDesk Officer (AU and Bilateral Economic Cooperation Division)philip.sebigeye@mofa.go.ug 
Ms. Biraahwa B. BrendaFSO VIDesk Officer (EAC & other RECs Division)brenda.byonabye@mofa.go.ug 
Mrs. Florence Wanaswa
Principal Personal Secretary RECflorence.wanaswa@mofa.go.ug
Ms. Juliet Torach
Office Attendant REC


Highlights

President Museveni in Beijing-China for FOCAC Summit, 3rd-September 2018

President Yoweri Museveni has today (Sunday) arrived in Beijing to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit that opens tomorrow, Monday the 3rd September 2018.


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MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF SECURITY BY THE HON. MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS , 27th-August 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Sam Kutesa has addressed the diplomatic Corps on the security situation in the country following the arrest and detention of some members of parliament during campaigns in Arua Municipality bye-elections


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Speak one 'language' for a harmonious solution to Apaa conflict - President Museveni, 23rd-August 2018

President Yoweri Museveni has proposed a select committee of five members from each tribe of Acholi and Madi coordinated by the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to come up with resolutions on the Apaa land conflict within a period of three weeks. 


The President's proposal follows a meeting he held with the leaders of Amuru and Adjumani districts to harmonize on the two districts geographical boundaries that have caused a social conflict among the Acholi and Madi tribes for the last seven years leaving a trail of death and destruction among their communities. 


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