A courtesy visit to the Uganda High Commission in Ottawa, wrapped up Ambassador Walusimbi’s working visit to Canada, where he hailed the strong and growing ties between Uganda and Canada.
The Ambassador who was representing the leader of Uganda’s delegation to Canada, 3rd Deputy Premier, Rt. Hon. Rukia Nakadama, said the recently concluded 2nd Canada NRM Chapter Symposium was a prime example of the accelerated collaboration between the two countries.
He also thanked and commended the Embassy staff for their hard work and commitment and dedication to offer Ugandans living and working in Canada world-class services.
On her part, Uganda’s High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador Joy Ruth Acheng, highlighted Uganda-Canada areas of cooperation, including in the trade, tourism, investment, education, innovation, space, and climate change, while also recognising robust people-to-people ties and institutional partnerships between the two countries. Furthermore, she revealed that the Embassy is willing to guide Ugandans interested in exportation of Ugandan products.
Deputy High Commissioner, Ambassador Allan Kajik, lauded the strategic meeting aimed at bolstering economic ties, adding that there is growing export-import capacity. He also disclosed his excitement, for it was his first official meeting, since his recent appointment.
Ndyomugyenyi Sandra, who led a team from State House, Uganda, noted that government looks forward to continue supporting the Embassy, in order to promote shared goals.
The meeting also deliberated on different modalities of preparing for the 3rd Canada NRM Chapter Symposium, with the tentative committee considering to hold it Ottawa. They also suggested an exhibition, to have more of Uganda products displayed for marketing purposes.
On top of that, Ambassador Walusimbi was tasked with sourcing for funds, to establish NRM diaspora structure in Canada, in a bid to mobilise members, and tighten party ties.
Additionally, Ugandan professionals based in Canada requested to meet with H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in order to forge a path of knowledge and technological transfer.
Mr. Mahad Yusuf, who runs one of the Youth Organizations in Canada, proposed a Youth conference, which will take place early 2024 in Uganda. The workshop will attract inspiring speakers, and breakout sessions focused on incredible & unparalleled networking opportunities, new contacts, and collected solid leads, that will convert into valuable business relationships for the youth in Uganda.
The meeting also had in attendance Ambassador Hellen Kasozi.