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

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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