U.S. Embassy celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program

Remarks by Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program Makerere University October 21, 2016   The Makerere University Chancellor, Dr. Ezra Suruma Honorable Vice Chancellor John Ddumba Sentamu Representatives and officials of the Government of Uganda Distinguished professors, Alumni, guests, and friends… All protocols observed. Thank you all very much ... Read More »

Remarks for Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit

Chargé Colette Marcellin Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Sheraton Hotel, Kampala, Uganda 9:00 am Good morning, and thank you for that introduction. If you’ll permit me to employ a very useful phrase I have heard here, “All protocols observed.” It is truly an honor for me to be here with you today for the launch of this very important summit for women in business. I am new to Uganda, having ... Read More »

Full speech: Ambassador Deborah R. Malac kicks off Uganda’s 6th annual National Youth Festival 2016.

Good afternoon everyone! I am absolutely delighted to be with you today to help kick off Uganda’s 6th annual National Youth Festival. It’s always exciting for me to take part in events like these and see first-hand the talents, ambitions, and innovations of Uganda’s youth. Your participation in this weekend’s activities demonstrate how young people can and should play a positive role in he... Read More »

Ambassador’s Full Speech: U.S. 240th Independence Day Celebration

Ambassador’s Remarks for Independence Day Celebration U.S. Embassy, Kampala July 12, 2016 • Honorable Minister of State for International Affairs Henry Oryem Okello;; • Honorable Members of Parliament; • Representatives and officials of the Government of Uganda; • Distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends… • All protocols observed. Thank you all very much for joining us this eve... Read More »

Full speech: U.S. Mission Launches Leveraging Excellence in Agricultural Development Program

As prepared for delivery Speech for Her Excellency U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac for The Official Launch of the Inaugural Leveraging Excellence in Agricultural Development Program Monday, June 20, 2016 Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort Your Excellency President, Yoweri Museveni, Rt. Honorable Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, Chairman, National Planning Authority, Dr. Kisamba Mugerwa, Coordinator, O... Read More »

Let’s Join Hands to Stop Violence against Children – Ambassador Malac

Day of the African Child U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac June 16, 2016 The United States is proud to celebrate the Day of the African Child with our partners in Uganda and across Africa. Today, we commemorate the day in 1976 when thousands of school children in Soweto, South Africa, took to the streets to protest against the inferior quality of their education under apartheid. Sadly, many child... Read More »

Ambassador Malac’s full speech at the East African Healthcare Federation Conference

As prepared for delivery Remarks for East African Healthcare Federation Conference U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Monday, June 6, 2016, 8:45 AM Sheraton Hotel, Kampala Hon. Minister of Health, Elioda Tumwesigye, Honorable Ministers from Rwanda and Tanzania, Government representatives from Kenya, Uganda Government representatives, Non-governmental Organizations and Faith-based Organizations pr... Read More »

Full speech: World Press Freedom Day 2016

Remarks for Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney World Press Freedom Day 2016 African Centre for Media Excellence 3 May 2016, Golf Course Hotel, Kampala   Good morning.  I am honored to be here today to mark World Press Freedom Day. Ambassador Malac couldn’t be here because she is visiting some of our programs in Gulu and Arua, but she is here with us in spirit, as she is an ardent suppor... Read More »

Ambassador Deborah R. Malac’s Remarks for Women’s Leadership Luncheon

As prepared for delivery Monday, April 25, 2016 Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda Good afternoon everyone! It’s my great pleasure to be here today with you all to discuss women and leadership – a topic that I’m sure many of you consider on a daily basis. Before we start, I would like to thank Rita Aciro Lakor, the Executive Director of Uganda Women’s Network, for partnering with us on this ... Read More »

Ambassador Malac’s Remarks for Generation Agripreneur Expo and Summit 2016

Remarks for Generation Agripreneur Expo and Summit Ambassador Deborah Malac Thursday, April 21, 2016 Uganda Manufacturers Association Show Grounds, Kampala, Uganda Thank you Captain Abhay Agarwal , for your introduction. Under your leadership, the American Chamber of Commerce does an excellent job promoting U.S. business interests here in Uganda. I appreciate your leadership, energy, and vision ... Read More »

Post-Election Symposium on Youth, Democracy and Governance

Remarks for Ambassador Malac Post-Election Symposium on Youth, Democracy and Governance Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Hotel Africana, Kampala, 2:30pm Good afternoon. I am honored and pleased to be here and to join the other guests today for this discussion on youth, democracy and governance. These are crucial issues that matter, not just to me or the United States. The future of Uganda is of course... Read More »

It’s Time for the Government to Invest in Ugandans’ Health and Future

World Health Day Op-ed By U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac April 7, 2016 Every April 7, the world comes together to commemorate World Health Day, a global campaign to improve and promote awareness on key health issues. This year, we can celebrate the fact that Uganda is making great strides towards achieving the United Nations’ sustainable development goal of ensuring good health and well-being fo... Read More »

Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region

Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City March 21, 2016 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Foreign Minister Chikoti, for being here today and for hosting this timely debate on an incredibly important set of issues. Let me also thank the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Commissioner Chergui, Special Envoy Djinnit, and Mr. Pill... Read More »

Remarks for the Regional Child Forum on the State of the Uganda Child

USAID Deputy Mission Director Mark Meassick Acholi Inn Gulu, Uganda Representatives of the Government of Uganda Representatives of the United States Government Civil Society Representatives Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; All Protocols Observed. Welcome to the first Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child here in the beautiful Gulu!  If you are like me, you have attended ma... Read More »

Remarks for the Launch of the Uganda Muslim Women Civilization Initiative

Chargé d ’Affairs Patricia Mahoney Thursday, December 3, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here today for the launch of the Uganda Muslim Women Civilization Initiative. First, I would like to thank the organizer of this event, Shamirah Namutebi, the Executive Director of UMWCI.  I would also like to recognize the speakers who have pres... Read More »

Fashion Show and Entrepreneurship Reception Chargé Trish Mahoney

Chargé Trish Mahoney November 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.  U.S. Embassy, Kampala, Uganda Good evening! I am honored to welcome you to the embassy tonight and I am thrilled to host all of you for the second Skilled Expressive Entrepreneurial Design show, also known as the SEED show, to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. While tonight is a fun evening, there’s more to this event than the pleasure o... Read More »

Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski Opening Remarks Makerere University Town Hall Event

Muli mutya? Mugyebale ko? Thank you for your kind introduction and all of you for having me today. This is my first time in Uganda but not my first time hearing of Makerere. Makerere Oyee, Makerere Oyee, Makerere RAH! Great. OK, now who is taking me on a ride in the electric car afterwards? More seriously, there’s a proud history of academic thought and activism at this institution, so I’m hap... Read More »

Remarks for Peace Corps Education Volunteer Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks for Peace Corps Education Volunteer Swearing-In Ceremony (August 13, 2015) Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi August 13, 2015 Chief of Mission Residence, Kampala, Uganda Good afternoon. I’m delighted to welcome all of you here today as we swear in a new group of 56 Peace Corps Education Volunteers. Let me begin by recognizing the Honorable Minister of Health and thank the Minister for receiving ... Read More »

Remarks for Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Mahoney Wednesday, August 6, 2:00pm – 4:30 p.m. Chief of Mission Residence, Kampala, Uganda Good afternoon. I am delighted to welcome you all for the swearing-in of new Peace Corps Volunteers.  Today we welcome 51 Volunteers, 38 of whom who will serve for two years in Uganda’s health and agriculture sectors and 13 Response Volunteers who will each serve for one y... Read More »

Remarks for National Technical Review

Remarks for National Technical Review Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Mahoney Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala, Uganda Honorable Minister of Health; Ministry leadership; Leadership of the Uganda AIDS Commission; Representatives of Makerere University; District Health Officers; Our friends from the World Health Organization and UNAIDS; Chiefs of Party from our Implemen... Read More »

Remarks for Cessna Aircraft Handover

Chargé d’ Affaires Patricia Mahoney Monday, March 16, 2015, 10:40 a.m. Entebbe Airport, Uganda Chief of Defense Forces, General Katumba Wamala; Representatives of the Government of Uganda; Officers of the UPDF; All protocols observed. Good morning!  It is a great pleasure to be here today for the handover of two Cessna aircraft that will have a direct, immediate impact on the UPDF’s continui... Read More »

Remarks for Eastern Accord 2015 Closing

Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney Friday, March 13, 2015 Jinja, Uganda It is a pleasure to be with you today and see the great work you are doing with Maliza Ugaidi 2015 and how the militaries from all our partner nations are working together to make the continent of Africa safer and more secure. Some of you may ask what interest the U.S. has in Africa’s security and stability.  Why do ... Read More »

Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health – CDC Fellowship Program Dissemination Event for 2013/14 Fellows (Wednesd

As prepared for delivery – Ambassador’s Remarks – Silver Springs Hotel, Kampala   Representatives of Makerere University, The College of Health Sciences, and The School of Public Health; Officials of the Government of Uganda; The Fellows whom we celebrate here today; Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen; All Protocols Observed. Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here for this dissemi... Read More »

Remarks for Uganda’s World AIDS Day Event On Behalf of the AIDS Development Partners (December 1, 2014)

Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney December 1, 2014 Fort Portal, Uganda I am honored to be with you to commemorate World AIDS Day.  It is a day to remember those whom we have lost, celebrate the lives we have saved, and recommit ourselves to the continued fight against HIV. Achieving an AIDS-free generation is a shared responsibility, and I want to recognize today the ongoing public health ... Read More »

39th African Travel Association Congress

Good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you about the future of tourism in Uganda.  I would like to welcome you all, but in particular, I am happy to recognize my American countrymen who have traveled here to the “Pearl of Africa.”    I hope that this will be a rewarding and exciting visit.  And I hope as well that you will have a chance to travel beyond Kampala to s... Read More »

Remarks for Iftar Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Mahoney

Thursday, July 10, 2014 U.S. Chief of Mission Residence, Kampala, Uganda Asalam Alaikum! Good evening. Ramadan Kareem! I am honored to have all of you join us tonight for this Iftaar. Please keep eating; I don’t want to disturb you.  I just want to welcome you all to the Ambassador’s house.  I know he wishes he could be here to host you himself.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, we are delig... Read More »

YALI Alumni Grant Signing: Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs , Evan Ryan: Kampala, Uganda

REMARKS (As prepared for delivery) Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs , Evan Ryan: YALI Alumni Grant Signing Kampala, Uganda February 3, 2014 Good morning.  It is an honor to be here today with all of you to show the United States’ steadfast support for Uganda youth and the economic future of this nation.  The three young people you see here in from of you today ... Read More »
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