Leadership

Hon. Henry Oryem Okello (MP) | Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs)

Henry Oryem Okello is a politician and lawyer by profession. He is the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs). He was appointed to that position in 2005. In the cabinet reshuffles of 1 June 2006,that of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. He has previously served as State Minister for Sports, from 2001 until 2005. He was born in Chwa County in Kitgum District on 21 January 1960. His late father is General Tito Lutwa Okello (19141996), who served as President of Uganda between July 1985 and January 1986.

Work experience and achievements:
He practiced as a legal executive between 1988 and 2000, in the United Kingdom. In 2001, he was elected to represent Chwa County, Kitgum District, in the Ugandan Parliament, serving in that position until 2006. He was appointed Minister of State for Education and Sports, responsible for sports, serving in that capacity concurrent with his parliamentary responsibilities, until 2005. In 2005 he was appointed to his current ministerial position. Between 2001 and 2005, he served as the Anglophone Vice President, Supreme Council for Sports in Africa

Highlights

UGANDA AND SUDAN CONCLUDE THE 3RD JOINT POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS COMMITTEE (JPCC) MEETING, KHARTOUM-SUDAN, 16th-May 2018

The Third Joint Political Consultations Committee (JPCC) meeting between the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of the Sudan was held in Khartoum Sudan on 13th May 2018.

HON OKELLO ORYEM MEETS SPECIAL ENVOY OF UN SECRETARY GENERAL, 27th-April 2018

The special envoy of the UN secretary General for the great lakes region Said Djinnit met with the state for foreign affairs Hon. Okello Oryem at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda on the 27th April 2018.

PRESIDENT KABORE CALLS FOR CLOSER COOPERATION WITH UGANDA, 23rd-April 2018

The President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, H.E. Rock Marc Christian Kabore has called for closer bilateral cooperation between his country and the Republic of Uganda.
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