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Uganda 55th Independance Anniversary

Monday, 9th October 2017

Ambassador Dorothy Samali Hyuha, hosteda dinner to celebrate 55th Independence Anniversary at Intercontinental Hotel,Kuala Lumpur, 2nd floor, Grand ball room on Monday, 9thOctober 2017. It was indeed a day to remember as it was the first independencecelebration in Malaysia. It was indeed a remarkable, wonderful and honorableoccasion.


Message from Hon. Dato’Sri Anifah Aman - Ministerof Foreign Affairs Malaysia; “I have the honor to extend my warmestcongratulations and best wishes to Your Excellency, On this joyous occasion ofthe 55th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the republic ofUganda. I sincerely hope that our two countries would continue to be engaged inachieving mutually beneficial cooperation, for their well-being and prosperityof our people”.

In her speech, Ambassador Dorothy Samali Hyuhawelcomed all the guests and urged them to blend in the jubilation moods as wecelebrate Uganda Independence Day. She further introduced this year’s theme“Uganda’s freedom must be anchored in the spirit of hard work, resilience andcommitment”. The High Commissioner in her words said, “I am delighted to servein Malaysia where the Government of Uganda has cordial bilateral relation whichhave existed of a long time. This long existing relationship and cooperationmust be enhanced from strength to strength in economic, commercial and publicdiplomacy. I wish to specifically recognize and thank the business communitypresent who have honored the invitation and turned up to celebrate with us;MAPE, Cloud 10 and the tourism sector. You have energized me and our businesstrends between the two sister countries to grow from strength to strength”.

It should be noted that the biggest number of guestswho attended were the diaspora. “I am impressed with your active participationin the national event as evidenced here today. Most Ugandan diaspora possessimpressive knowledge, skills, talents and financial resources that have alreadysignificantly contributed to the host country and home. I encourage all theUganda Diaspora to register with the Uganda High Commission”, AmbassadorDorothy Samali Hyuha.

She also mentioned that, in recognition of Diasporacontributions to National Development, the Government of Uganda establishedDiaspora Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs to specifically handle Diasporaissues.

Dr. Siraj Ssekamate said,” I have been in Malaysiafor 23 years but we have never had a national day celebration recognized by thegovernment. It’s a great honor to attend such a great celebration”

With the outstanding performances; dance and poem,the whole event was marvelous. It is a great milestone to have such anoccasion. This is a continuation of the great work of the Uganda High CommissionKuala Lumpur.

Source: Uganda High Commission Kuala Lumpur