Uganda established Diplomatic relations with Malaysia immediately after attaining her independence in 1962. In 1998, Uganda and Malaysia signed an MoU towards Economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation Agreement. In 2011, The Republic of Uganda and Malaysia signed an MoU on standards during the CHOGM meeting in Perth. Presently, both Malaysia and Uganda is in the process of signing the IGA ( INVESTMENT GUARANTEE AGREEMENT).
As early as 1989, we have Ugandan students enrolled and have graduated from the International Islamic University in Malaysia. In 2003, there were about 30 Ugandans studying and working in Malaysia.
In March 2003, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda in Malaysia, Hajah Noraihan Haji Mohamad Adnan was appointed. She reports directly to the nearest Ugandan mission which sits in New Delhi, India. The First Ugandan High Commisioner that presented their crediantials were, Her Excellency Nimisha Madhavani, the Ugandan High Commisioner covering Malaysia and Asia Pacific have been posted to France. The New High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda in New Delhi is Amb. Napeyok Elizabeth.
The influx of the younger set of students started in 2004. They first started studying in Universities such as Multi Media University and LimKokWing University of Creative Technology and now Ugandan students are studying in universities all over Malaysia such as University Science Malaysia, University Utara Malaysia, University Technology Malaysia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, University Pertanian Malaysia, HELP University, Nilai University, Inti University, Sunway University, Monash University Malaysia, APIIT, APU, Segi University, Lagenda University, MAHSA among others. Malaysia being the centre of Education Excellence,have made more Ugandan parents to sent their children to study in Malaysia.
Malaysia welcomes tourist, traders and students to their country. The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Uganda once were located in Ampang is today located in Kajang.
In 2011, The Republic of Uganda and Malaysia signed an MoU on standards during the COMMONWEALTH HEAD OF STATES (CHOGM) meeting in Perth. Through smart partner’s capacity building and human capital development programs, the principle of enriching thy neighbour has already been implemented by various participating countries through the MTCP and MDCP programs. In return the participating countries can create a conducive investment environment to attract JV participations and investments into developing the infrastructures of the countries concerned. Assistance of Projects - means work for the locals. Slowly and surely poverty eradication will be addressed. Africa look towards Malaysia as the icon and model for development.
We have benefitted tremendously through the smart partner concept. We emulate successes of our smart partners in order for us to do our nation building through human capacity building, economic and infrastructure development.
Yes.Uganda is the place to do investment now. The first step to investment is always to get to know each other. A smart partnership dialogue does just that; it introduces business people from one country to business people in another.
Our capital market is a template of those of Malaysia. We also have Malaysian JV company planting oil palms on one of our island on lake Victoria called Ssese Island.
From January to April 2011 alone, we imported various items to the value of 16.47(RM Million). But we still need exports from Uganda to Malaysia – currently January to April 2011 – 2.7 (RM Million).
In mid 2012, 40 Ugandan business people organised by Baclays Bank of Uganda came to Malaysia on a business matching exercise. The meetings were a great success for both countries and opportunities were sealed.
2013 was a very busy year for the Consulate with visits from the Chief Whip of the Parliament and her delegation, Judiciary Law and Order ( JLOS) delegation, The delegation headed by the Minister in the Presidency to PEMANDU and many others. The Consulate is proud to announched that Meddie Kibirige Sebunya graduated and won the Chancelors Award from the LimKokWing University of Creative Technology.
2014 is going to be another busy year, starting with the visit of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Uganda. Honourable Aronda to his counterpart in Malaysia in January. In February, we had a delegation of 8 people from the Ministry of Energy of Uganda on a benchmarking study visit to PETRONAS.
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