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Ugandan community hailed for strong ties with Nigeria

Monday, 16th October 2017
High Commissioner, Nelson Ocheger is joined by the EAC envoys to cut the cake. Courtesy Photo.
Uganda's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Nelson Ocheger, has hailed his country's nationals for their professional and quality work in Nigeria.

He was speaking in Abuja on Saturday 14 October at a dinner organised by the Uganda High Commission in conjunction with the Uganda Community Association in Nigeria (UCAN) to mark Uganda's 55th Independence Day Anniversary.

Ambassador Ocheger told the over 50 expatriates and family members that participated in the commemoration that the quality of their work in Nigeria was helping to strengthen ties between Uganda and Nigeria.  He encouraged the Uganda community to expedite the registration of UCAN to facilitate their interactions in Nigeria and help them to tap into investment opportunities in Uganda easily and safely.

The colourful ceremony was attended by Rwanda's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, South Sudan Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Paul Molong Akaro, representatives from Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. A cross section of Nigerians interested in promoting commercial and educational relations between Uganda and Nigeria also attended the ceremony.

Ambassador Ocheger, who is also the Chair of East Africa Community Ambassadors to Nigeria, noted that there were more than 1,200 Nigerian students pursuing graduate education in Uganda. He attributed Uganda’s steady economic growth to the stability guaranteed by government over the last 30 years.

Speaking at the ceremony, Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi congratulated Ambassador Ocheger upon his recent appointment as Uganda's High Commissioner to Nigeria. He hailed the strong ties between the six East African Community countries and promised to work closely with Ambassador Ocheger.

Mr. Charles Martin Jjuuko, speaking for the Interim Executive Committee of UCAN, promised to work with the Uganda High Commission to expedite the formalization of the Association.

Source: Uganda High Commission, Abuja