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Uganda Fronts Hon Beatrice Kiraso for the Post of Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)

Thursday, 28th January 2016
Permanent Secretary, Amb. James Mugume anouncing Ms Beatrice Kiraso as Uganda˘®¯s candidate for the post of Executive Secretary of ICGLR
Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially announced and launched Hon Beatrice Kiraso as Uganda's candidate for the position of Executive Secretary of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).  This was done at a media briefing by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Mugume revealed that as a member of the ICGLR, Uganda decided to field Hon Beatrice Kiraso as her candidate basing on her academic qualifications, career and experience in leadership at national, sub-regional and international arena. The candidature will be announced during the forthcoming 6th ordinary ICGLR summit.

Uganda is a member of ICGLR together with Angola, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. Uganda is competing with Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Sudan. ICGLR Secretariat has its headquarters in Bujumbura.

Hon Beatrice Kiraso on her part expressed readiness to face the challenges and make ICGLR more visible. She thanked Uganda government for choosing to back her among other Ugandans and pledged to carry Uganda's flag high if elected.