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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 \r\nBeatrice Kiraso as Uganda's candidate for the position of Executive \r\nSecretary of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region \r\n(ICGLR).  This was done at a media briefing by the Permanent Secretary \r\nof the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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

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

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