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UGANDA EMBASSY WASHINGTON D.C. PARTICIPATES IN THE 30TH UGANDA NORTH AMERICA ASSOCIATION (UNAA) DIASPORA CONVENTION AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 03, 2018, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, U.S.A

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

H.E.Ambassador Mull Ssebujja Katende led the Uganda Embassy Washington D.C team that participated in the 30th Uganda North America Association (UNAA 2018) Diaspora Convention held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Bellevue, Seattle, Washington - U.S.A from August 31- September 03, 2018.The theme of the convention was "Science, Technology and Innovation".

The UNAA 2018 Convention was attended by Ugandans in diaspora from the United States of America, Canada as well as delegation from Uganda consisting of Members of Parliament, Government Officials, Private Sector and Civil Society representatives. The Chief Guest at the Convention was the Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of Parliament. Other VIPs included Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, Government Chief Whip and Hon. Muruli Mukasa, Minister of Public Service.

The Convention activities included exhibition, Trade and Investment forum, Youth forum, Official opening ceremony and luncheon,Political forum, Inter faith prayers, Grand banquet for Cultural heritage and Entertainment.

The Convention provided the opportunity for Ugandans in the diaspora to apply and obtain Dual Citizenship, National Identity Cards andother consular services provided by Uganda Embassy Washington D.C, Ministry of Internal Affairs Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control andNational Identification and Registration Authority.

H.E. Ambassador Katende urged Ugandans in Diaspora to participate more in the social economic development of their mother country Uganda by channeling their remittances for Investment in Uganda, promoting export for Ugandan products, promoting tourism and transfer of technology and innovative skills. He also thanked the diaspora for their contribution to charitable causes in Uganda like the Fistula fund aimed at building a hospital in Soroti district that will help in treatment of Fistula patients in Uganda.


H.E. Ambassador Mull S. Katende addresses members of Uganda North America Diaspora regarding Dual Citizenship,Passport and National ID applications as well as other consular services.



Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of Parliament, addresses and officially opens the UNAA 2018 Seattle Diaspora Convention  



Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, Government Chief Whip, delivering H.E. the President’s Speech and officially closes UNAA 2018 Seattle Diaspora Convention



Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, H.E. Ambassador Katende and UNAA Executive Committee cut the Cake to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of UNAA during the UNAA 2018 Seattle Convention.



Hon. Muruli Mukasa addressing the Trade and Investment Forum at UNAA 2018 Seattle Convention



H.E. Ambassador Katende addressing the Trade and Investment Forum at UNAA 2018 Seattle Convention



Ms. Jane Onega, Administrative Attaché interacting with Members of the Diaspora and other guests as they visit the Uganda Embassy Washington D.C exhibition & Information table during UNAA 2018 Seattle Convention.



Mr. Michael Bulwaka, First Secretary, shares the Embassy’s magazine with a member of Ugandan diaspora at the Uganda Embassy exhibition and Information table.



Halima Namakula entertains Members of the Diaspora and other guests during UNAA 2018 Seattle Convention

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