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ELECTION OF DR. AHMAD KAWESA SENGENDO AS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OF THE OIC ON 28 NOVEMBER 2020

Tuesday, 1st December 2020
Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo has been elected and sworn-in as Assistant Secretary General in charge of Economic affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on, 28 November 2020 in Niamey, Niger during the 47th Session of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Uganda's delegation to the Council of Ministers meeting was led by Hon. Okello Oryem, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs. His delegation included Amb. Patrick Mugoya, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Isaac Sebulime, Uganda's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and OIC, among others.

Dr. Sengendo replaces the late Amb. Ahmed Senyomo who passed away on I I th September 2020 before completing his term of office, and will hold that post until 2024.

The election of Dr. Sengendo as Assistant Secretary General of the OIC comes on the heels of recent election of eminent Ugandans to different international organizations; including Justice Julia Sebutinde (Judge - International Court of Justice, ICJ), Mr. BemanyaTwebaze (Executive Secretary-African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, ARIPO), Amb. Solomon Rutega (Secretary General  Inter-Africa Coffee Organization, IACO) and Mrs. Caroline Nalwanga Magambo (Member  Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, ACABQ).

These appointments, spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are part of the deliberate Government's efforts to place Ugandans in senior positions in regional and international organizations.

Prior to his election, Dr. Sengendo served as the Rector of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) for 16 years. As a Rector, he spearheaded the growth and expansion of IUIU from its humble beginning to its current four compasses in Mbale, Kibuli, Kabojja and Arua. IUIU is an affiliate institution established by the OIC to provide education opportunities for the youths of Africa.  



Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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