UGANDA, Kampala | Real Muloodi News | The appointment of Godfrey Kirumira as the Honorary Consul of Namibia to Uganda was celebrated by hundreds of guests at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Friday, June 16, 2023. The extravagant celebrations are reported to have cost clost to one billion shillings.
The attendees had the pleasure of enjoying a performance by the renowned Congolese musician, Awilo Longomba, who is said to have received a handsome payment of USh367M for his appearance.
The event brought together delegates from various sectors to congratulate Kirumira on his achievement, with the presence of distinguished guests including the Nabagereka of Buganda, Queen Sylvia Nagginda.
During the celebration, Kirumira expressed his commitment to strengthening the economic, cultural, and social ties between Namibia and Uganda.
“I pledge to work closely with both Namibian and Ugandan business enterprises and government agencies to promote trade and investment and to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit,” he said.
Kirumira, a renowned businessman and real estate investor in Kampala, was officially appointed as the Honorary Consul of Namibia to Uganda during a presentation of credentials ceremony on May 6.
Henry Okello Oryem, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, received Kirumira’s credentials and extended congratulations, acknowledging the positive impact the appointment would have on Uganda-Namibia relations.
Oryem emphasised Kirumira’s capacity to strengthen person-to-person contact, trade opportunities, and political and diplomatic relations between the two countries.
With Kirumira’s appointment, new avenues for economic cooperation and collaboration between Uganda and Namibia are expected to emerge.
Kirumira’s extensive business network and experience in Uganda position him well to attract investors and contribute to its economic growth.
In his new role, Kirumira aims to attract more Namibian tourists and investors to Uganda, which would bring in foreign investment and create job opportunities for the country’s youth.
Uganda and Namibia have a long-standing relationship with deep cultural and economic ties
In 2019, a meeting between Netumbo Nabdi-Ndaitwah, the Namibian Deputy Prime Minister, and President Yoweri Museveni, along with other leaders, took place to discuss strategies for strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.
Kirumira’s appointment further enhances the foundation for collaboration and mutual prosperity between Uganda and Namibia.
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