ENVOY: Former defence Minister Bukhonzo West MP Dr Crispus Kiyonga

Long-serving National Resistance Movement (NRM) cadre Dr. Crispus Kiyonga has been named Uganda’s new Ambassador to Beijing, China, replacing Charles Wagidoso.

Since 1986 when the NRM came to power Dr. Kiyonga has held several top government jobs, the last appointment being Minister for Defence.

In 1980 Dr. Kiyonga, who hails from Kasese, was the only Member of Parliament elected on the ticket of the Uganda Patriotic Movement (UPM), a party founded by current NRM Chairman Yoweri Museveni. During those elections Mr Museveni contested in Mbarara on the UPM ticket but lost to Democratic Party’s Sam Kahamba Kutesa, the current Minister of Foreign Affairs and also an in-law to President Museveni.

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Another notable appointment is that of Democratic Party National Chairman and former Mayor of Jinja Muhammad Kezaala, who has been named Deputy Ambassador.

Last night the EagleOnline broke the story of the appointment of Busoga King William Wilberforce Gabula as Ambassador Special Duties Office of the President.

FULL LIST:

  1. Brig. Ronnie Balya – JUBA
  2. Kibedi Zake Wanume – COPENHAGEN
  3. James Kinobe –  KHARTOUM
  4. Prof Sam Turyamuhika – MOGADISHU
  5. Mubiru Stephen – ANKARA
  6. James Mbahimba –  KINSHASA
  7. Onyanga Aparr Christopher – GENEVA
  8. Nelson Ocheger – ABUJA
  9. Dr Kiyonga Chrispus – BEIJING
  10. Hyuha Samali Dorothy – KUALA LUMPUR
  11. Wonekha Oliver – KIGALI
  12. Sam Maale- CAIRO
  13. Olwa Johnson Agara – MOSCOW
  14. Nimisha Jayant Madhvani – ABU DHABI
  15. Nduhura Richard – PARIS
  16. Nsambu Alintuma – ALGIERS
  17. Betty Akech Okullu – TOKYO
  18. Katende Mull Sebujja – WASHINGTON
  19. Maj Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza – BUJUMBURA
  20. Moto Julius Peter – LONDON
  21. Blaak Mirjam – BRUSSELS
  22. Solomon Rutega – GUANGZHOU
  23. Grace Akello – NEW DELHI
  24. Phoebe Otaala – NAIROBI
  25. Tibaleka Marcel – BERLIN
  26. Napeyok Elizabeth Paula – ROME
  27. Dr Kisuule Ahmed – RIYADH
  28. Rebecca Otengo –  ADDIS ABABA
  29. Ruth Aceng –  OTTAWA
  30. Prof. Joyce Kikafunda – CANBERRA
  31. Nekesa Barbara Oundo – SOUTH AFRICA
  32. Dr. Ssemuddu Yahaya – TEHRAN
  33. Ayebare Adonia – NEW YORK
  34. Richard Kabonero – DAR ES SALAAM
  35. His Highness Gabula William AMBASSODOR-SPECIAL DUTIES – OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.

 

DEPUTY AMBASSODORS:

  1. Ocula Michael
  2. Mohammed  Kezaala