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

Presentation of Credentials by the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel, 16th-June 2020

The Minister of State for International Cooperation, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello received credentials from the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel.

Hon. Sam Kutesa's Statement to Parliament on Ugandans Stranded Abroad Due to Airport and Border Closures Following the Outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2nd-June 2020

Today, 2nd June 2020, Honourable Sam Kutesa addressed Parliament on the Situation of Ugandans Stranded Abroad due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Vacancies for Directors at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, 1st-June 2020

Positions of Directors for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, have been published on the Website of the African Union
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