In addition to the High Commission in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Uganda has opened a consulate in the coastal town of Mombasa at a colorful ceremony presided over by State Minister for Regional Cooperation, Okello Oryem.
Because of the growing demand for consular services in Kenya, Margret Kafeero, the head of public diplomacy at the ministry of foreign affairs, said the new fully-fledged consulate would reduce the burden on the high commission.
She said the single market protocol of the EAC and other trade policies following the integration had led to an influx into the port of Mombasa.
There is anticipation that Uganda’s imports and exports will increase, which implies that the stakes are much higher for the country. “Nobody else will take care of our interests if not us,” she added.
The consulate will be headed by Philip Tayebwa Katureebe who has previously served in India and other missions