Uganda Association of Ireland, Dublin hosts 61st Independence day celebrations at Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club
Uganda High Commission joined the Ugandan Diaspora in Ireland, Dublin, to commemorate Uganda’s 61st Independence day celebrations on the 14th October 2023 organised by Uganda Association of Ireland, Dublin.
The celebrations, under the theme “Sustaining a United and Progressive Nation: Taking Charge of Our Future as a Free Nation” brought together over 200 participants including officials from Irish Government, Ugandan diaspora members, friends of Uganda and the Diplomatic Corps in Dublin.
The Mission was represented by two staff who delivered a speech on behalf of the High Commissioner, H.E Nimisha Madhvani. In her message, the High Commissioner highlighted the significant achievements made under the leadership of H.E. President Yoweri Museveni and the NRM Government.
She underscored the importance of strengthening mutually beneficial commercial and economic ties between Uganda and Ireland. In addition, she called upon the Irish business communities including Ugandans in the Diaspora to seize the valuable investment opportunities in Uganda especially in agriculture and agro-processing(value addition), infrastructure, , tourism, oil and gas, ICT, pharmaceuticals and development of Industrial parks to boast the Economy.
Among other speakers was the Honorary Consul of Uganda to Ireland, Dr Sylvia Gavigan who thanked the Diaspora member for the spirit of patriotism, she also thanked the High Commission for attending the celebrations.
Ms. Flower Paddy, Chairperson Uganda Association of Ireland gave a brief background of the UAI and thanked fellow Ugandans and Friends of Uganda for the enormous support rendered in organising the event. In conclusion she thanked the Mission for attendance and urged for more Mission outreach programmes to the Diaspora in Ireland.
Uganda High Commission, London
Friday, 16th October 2023