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

UGANDA AND JAPAN STRENGTHEN BILATERAL RELATIONS , 15th-January 2019

H.E Kazuaki KAMEDA, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of  Uganda paid a courtesy call on  Amb. Patrick MUGOYA the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 14 / 1 / 2019 at the Ministry Headquarters.

HON. SAM KUTESA MEETS WITH H.E TOLESA SHAGI MOTI, AMBASSADOR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA TO UGANDA, 12th-January 2019

H.E. Tolesa Shagi MOTI, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia  to the Republic of  Uganda today  paid a courtesy call on Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA,  Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry Headquarters.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SIGN AN MOU ON COOPERATION ON TRAINING IN DIPLOMATIC, ETIQUETTE, PROTOCOL, AND RELATED MATTERS WITH KINGDOM OF BUGANDA. , 11th-January 2019

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Training in Diplomatic, Etiquette, Protocol and Related matters with Buganda Kingdom at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters   Kampala.
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