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Friday, 11th August 2017
Amb. Richard Nduhuura with his wife (in the centre) and the Paris Mission Staff
Amb. Richard Nduhuura was welcomed to Paris on 8th August 2017 by the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Elly Kamahungye and Ms. Juliet Nakawuma.
He assumed his duties as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda in France AND Permanent Delegate to UNESCO on 9th August 2017. He was welcomed to the Chancery by Amb. Elly Kamahungye and the entire Mission staff.
This was followed by a brief staff meeting where every Mission officer was requested to introduce him/herself. Amb. Nduhuura addressed the staff and emphasized the need for dedication, timekeeping, transparency and delivery of results.
He also thanked the Mission team for their warm welcome from his arrival at the airport to the Chancery and he said that he looked forward to working harmoniously and cooperatively with the team to implement the Mission Mandate. He also went on to inform the staff about his previous performance where he served as Head of Mission and said that he plans to replicate his experience from New York to improve on the Mission delivery.
After the meeting, he had a tour around the Chancery Building, he saw the state of the building and remarked that the renovation process should start immediately so that the building can start generating income for the country.
The Mission accompanied by Amb. Elly Kalahungye, Mr. Kamudoli Nasanairi and Ms. Juliet Nakawuma briefed him about the Paris Mission Work plan 2017/18, the objectives of the Mission and the scheduling of duties of all staff with regard to implementing the Mission Mandate to contribute to achieving Vision 2040 and making Uganda a middle income country by 2020. The Head of Mission was appreciative of the briefing and the documents that were availed to him and said that he could now appreciate the work ahead of him and the challenges to be addressed at the Mission in France, bilaterally in Portugal and Spain and also at OECD and UNESCO.