Embassy of Uganda in Rome - Ambasciata d'Uganda a Roma

The Ambassador

Grace Akello

An Atesot born near Soroti, Akello studied Social Work and Social Administration at Makarere University.
She worked as a magazine editor in Kenya and Tanzania before travelling to Britain in 1981 to be Assistant Editor at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
A mother of four sons, she and her second husband Live in UK and Uganda.
From 1989 to 1994 advised on formation of and was Secretary, then Chairperson to a conflict resolution Commission in Uganda. In 1994 was Presidential Nominee to the Constituent Assembly. In 1996 she became a member of the Parliament of Uganda, and in April 1999 was made Minister of State for Entandikwa in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. 
She was the Minister of State for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation. Commissioner, Uganda Human Rights Commision from May 2009 to May 2010. From May 2010 to August 2012 was the Principal Private Secretary to HE the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni. 
She is currently the Uganda Ambassador in Rome



Greetings to Friends and Colleagues

I bring very warm greetings from  Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, to you in Rome, Italy.

As I begin my tour duty here, I would like to inform all friends and colleagues that the doors of the  Uganda  Embassy are open to all of you.

I will be happy to provide you with the latest information on developments in  Uganda, including our efforts to cause country-wide socio-economic transformation. I will be happy to inform you of our latest efforts to commercialize oil production, to build self-reliance in hydropower production and to develop our rich tourist attractions into products for all who wish to visit our country  Uganda.

All these efforts are outlined in the current Development Plan covering the period 2010-2015. After this period, the struggle to achieve socio-economic transformation will be pursued with vigour under the Nazional Vision 2040 framework. In this Vision, infrastructure development, including power, roads, railways as well as agriculture and human resource development are challenges that must be overcome. These challenges call for friendship, partnership and even comradeship.

I look forward to getting this partnersip from all of you in Rome

Grace Akello