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TAX AMENDMENTS TO ENABLE BUSINESSES IN UGANDA RECOVER FROM COVID-19

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
In line with the budget theme of Stimulating the Economy to safeguard Livelihoods, Jobs, Businesses and Industrial Recovery, Government has put in place several initiatives to enable businesses recover from COVID 19.

UGANDA'S EMBASSY IN BERLIN REPATRIATES UGANDANS STRANDED IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA, POLAND AND THE VATICAN

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
A total of 48 Ugandans and legal residents stranded in Germany, Austria, Poland and The Vatican, on 21st July 2020, departed the Frankfurt am Main International Airport on a repatriation flight bound for Entebbe via Addis Ababa.

POLISH DELEGATION BRIEFS AMBASSADOR TIBALEKA ON PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIALIZED TEACHING HOSPITAL IN UGANDA

Thursday, 16th July 2020
H.E. Ambassador Marcel R. Tibaleka, Uganda's Ambassador to Germany and who is also accredited to Poland among others, has met a group of Polish investors to discuss plans of establishing a specialized teaching hospital in Mbarara, Uganda. The Polish investors included Mr. Robert Orczechowski, CEO, VERMARI Group, Ms Katarzyna Weclawek, Director, ALVO Limited and Mr. Julius Zellah, Chairman, Light of Africa Foundation.

HON. OKELLO ORYEM BIDS FAREWELL TO H.E. DR. ALBRECHT CONZE

Thursday, 16th July 2020
Hon. Henry Okello Oryem, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Relations) bids farewell to the outgoing Germany Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Dr. Albrecht Conze, who has concluded his three-year tour of duty. The Minister lauded the outgoing Ambassador for his service in strengthening relations between Uganda and Germany.

DR. ALBRECHT CONZE BIDS FAREWELL TO HON. OKELLO ORYEM

Saturday, 11th July 2020
H.E. Dr. Albrecht Conze, the outgoing Germany Ambassador to Uganda, on 6th July 2020, bid farewell to Honourable Henry Okello Oryem, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Relations).

Dr. Conze extended his appreciation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the support rendered during his tour of duty and pledged to further promote Uganda in his new role in Germany.

INCOMING GIZ COUNTRY DIRECTOR MEETS UGANDA'S AMBASSADOR

Tuesday, 7th July 2020
H.E. Ambassador Marcel R. Tibaleka, on 29th June 2020, held a meeting with Mr. James Macbeth Forbes, in-coming Country Director / Resident Representative for the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which has a long standing and fruitful partnership with the Republic of Uganda. Mr. Forbes was paying a courtesy call on the Ambassador in order to introduce himself.

QUARANTINE REGULATIONS FOR PEOPLE ENTERING OR RETURNING TO GERMANY

Tuesday, 30th June 2020
Persons with a doctors' note AND current laboratory results in both, German and English, which attest no indication of infection with the Corona Virus SARS CoV 2, are exempt from the 14-day domestic quarantine. The molecular biological testing for the virus has to be carried out by a member state of the European Union or any other laboratory accredited with the Robert-Koch-Institute and executed no longer than 48 hours prior to entry in the Federal Republic of Germany.

STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR THE RETURN OF UGANDANS WHO ARE STRANDED ABROAD

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020
- ON ACCOUNT OF CLOSURE OF ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE BORDERS FOLLOWING THE OUTBREAK OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - JUNE 2020

Cabinet recently approved in principle to allow Ugandans who are stranded abroad due to the closure of Entebbe Airport and of the borders following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to start returning home in a safe and orderly manner.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs working with the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have developed the following standard procedures that will guide in arranging for the return of Ugandans stranded abroad:

1. A citizen of Uganda or a legal resident intending to travel back to Uganda under the arrangement of returning stranded nationals (returnee) must register with the nearest Embassy /High Commission of Uganda, herein after referred to as the responsible Embassy/High Commission and provide the following information;

UGANDA'S NATIONAL FLAG FLIES AT HALF-MAST IN BERLIN

Wednesday, 17th June 2020
Following the death of H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi which occurred on 8th June 2020, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda sent an official condolence message to the People and Government of Burundi.

He further directed that as an expression of Uganda's solidarity with the Government and People of Republic of Burundi and as a mark of respect and honour of the memory of the late President Nkurunziza, the National flag of the Republic of Uganda and that of the East African Community be flown at half-mast throughout Uganda and all Uganda Diplomatic Missions and Consulates abroad from 13th June 2020 until burial of the deceased President.

HIKING UGANDA'S MOUNT RWENZORI

Tuesday, 16th June 2020
Mt. Rwenzori is exquisite and has a celebrated beauty. Shrouded almost perpetually in mist, it has a seducing, eerie quality that has led to many wondrous tales about it through the ages. Reaching an elevation of 5,109m, Mount Rwenzori has been rated by hikers as the most challenging of all African mountains.

The 120km Rwenzori chain, regarded to be the legendary snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, were forced up during the creation of the Great Rift Valley. The distinctive glacial peaks are visible for miles around, but the slopes above 1,600m are the preserve of hikers. The highest mountain in the range, Mount Stanley, can only be reached by experienced trekkers. Its peak, Margherita, is the third highest in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.

UGANDA EMBASSY CLOSED TO MARK HEROES DAY

Thursday, 11th June 2020
The Uganda Embassy in Berlin will be closed on 9th June 2020, which is observed as a public holiday in Uganda, as it marks Heroes Day in commemoration of the people who exemplified and defended the highest values of patriotism and sacrifice for the well-being of the country and its citizens.

THE UGANDA EMBASSY IN BERLIN REOPENS FOR BUSINESS

Monday, 8th June 2020
This is to inform the general public that the Uganda Embassy in Berlin, Germany, will reopen on 8th June 2020.  The Embassy is located at Axel Springer Strasse 54a, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

Visitors to the Embassy will be required to schedule an appointment by telephone on Tel: +49 (0) 302060990.

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS BY H.E. PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI

Friday, 5th June 2020
H.E. President Yoweri Museveni will, today 4th June 2020, deliver his State of the Nation Address at Kololo Independence Grounds, highlighting the achievements registered in the current financial year and plans for the 2020/2021 financial year.

UGANDA HOLDS E-CONFERENCE ON INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC STIMULUS STRATEGIES, OPPORTUNITIES AND LINKAGES

Monday, 11th May 2020
The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with UN Women is pleased to invite you to join the PSFU e-conference this Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May 2020 starting at 2:00 p.m. East African Time.

The topic of discussion is "Inclusive economic stimulus strategies, opportunities and linkages" - a relevant theme in these unprecedented times of COVID-19.

CLARIFICATION ON THE CATEGORIES OF UGANDANS STRANDED ABROAD WHO NEED TO REGISTER WITH UGANDAN EMBASSIES

Monday, 11th May 2020
On 2nd May 2020, the Uganda Embassy in Berlin put out an announcement seeking to register and verify stranded Ugandan nationals who were in its area of accreditation (Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, The Vatican, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania), and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, were not able to return home.

REGISTRATION OF UGANDANS STRANDED IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND, HUNGARY, THE VATICAN, SLOVAKIA, BULGARIA, AND ROMANIA

Saturday, 2nd May 2020
Fellow Ugandans,

The Uganda Embassy in Berlin is seeking to register and verify stranded Ugandan nationals who are currently in its area of accreditation (Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, The Vatican, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania), and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are not able to return home.

UGANDA'S NEW MEASURES TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID19

Thursday, 16th April 2020
* No issuance of visas to Uganda. ** All passenger flights entering and leaving Uganda banned. *** Public transport suspended.

H E President Yoweri Museveni, on 25th March 2020, issued fresh directives in the Country's determined efforts to fight the spread of COVID19 pandemic among them banning public transport for 14 days, decongestion of markets and a warning to traders against hiking prices of merchandise.

UGANDA EMBASSY, BERLIN, CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Thursday, 26th March 2020
The Uganda Embassy in Berlin will remain closed to the general public from 17th March until further notice due to the increasing proliferation of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) in the interest of public health and safety.

TRAVEL ADVISORY AS UGANDA TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020
Travelers from Germany advised to consider postponing non-essential travel to Uganda.

Uganda's Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, on 7th March 2020, addressed a press conference at the Ministry of Health headquarters in Kampala, during which she said that although there was no confirmed case of coronavirus in Uganda, the government was taking precautionary measures to ensure that the deadly virus doesn't get into the country. She also announced that Uganda had cancelled all international conferences that were scheduled to take place in the country over the coronavirus outbreak.

THE FIRST UGANDA-EUROPE BUSINESS FORUM, 9 - 10 MARCH 2020, MUNYONYO, KAMPALA

Monday, 9th March 2020
In line with the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs, the European Union in partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda and the Government of Uganda are organizing the first ever Uganda-Europe Business Forum, scheduled to take place from 9th to 10th March 2020 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala. The forum forms part of a joint initiative to facilitate collaboration between private and public actors and partnership between Ugandan and European companies, in the framework of the Sustainable Business for Uganda Platform. The event will be graced by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda and Ms Jutta Urpilainen, the European Commissioner for International Partnerships as well as prominent European and Ugandan public and private sector players.