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

HONOURABLE SAM KUTESA, RECIEVES COPIES OF LETTERS OF CREDENTIALS FROM SRI LANKA AND THAILAND ENVOYS, 14/8/2019, KAMPALA, 15th-August 2019

Hon. Sam K. KUTESA, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda today received copies of credentials from two new envoys to Uganda at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala.

The Diplomats included Sri Lanka's High Commissioner-designate H.E Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena DE SILVA and H.E Cherdkiat ATTHAKOR, the Kingdom of Thailand's incoming Ambassador.

UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 8TH AUGUST 2019, KAMPALA, 10th-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam K. KUTESA this morning received and held discussions with Mr. Huang Xia, the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region. Mr. Xia who assumed office earlier this year called on Hon. Kutesa at the Ministry Headquarters to discuss matters concerning regional peace and security of the Great Lakes Region.

HON. SAM KUTESA MEETS WITH FRENCH AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE TO THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA., 1st-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda ,Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA, today met with  the  Ambassador Designate of France to Uganda, H.E. Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU  at the Ministry Headquarters.
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