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Letter Shows Otaala Resigned as Uganda’s Ambassador to Kenya

Phibby Otaala Awere, a Ugandan diplomat who said she would not vacate her position as Ambassador to Kenya, actually resigned her position to contest in the NRM primaries for Woman MP Tororo District.

Otaala recently said she would not quit her diplomatic post and hand over office to Hassan Galiwango who was recently vetted for the position.

She said has never been recalled by the president despite actively participating in the NRM elections.

However, records show Otaala resigned her position as Ambassador/Foreign Service officer Grade 1 on July 6, 2020.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry wrote to Otaala saying her resignation was accepted “in accordance with section A-N, paragraph 14 and 15 of the Uganda Public Service Standing Orders 2010.”

“You are therefore advised to liaise with the Permanent Secretary (PS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conclude the other terms of termination in accordance with your public service contract agreement with government,” said Patrick Muhereza on behalf of the PS.

ChimpReports understands a letter of her recall was dispatched to Kenya in July, 2020 after President Museveni allowed her to vacate her post.

The Ministry further paid her emoluments for the months leading to August. Resources were sent to Nairobi to facilitate the shipping of her personal property.

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The Ministry later appointed Nathan Ndoboli as Charge D affaires.

Foreign Affairs Ministry writing to Otaala accepting her resignation from foreign service

A memo was sent to the Ugandan diplomatic team in Nairobi and Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Ministry informing them that Otaala had concluded her tour of duty and would be replaced by Galiwango.

Ndoboli will be handing over to Galiwango on arrival in Nairobi soon.

Galiwango recently said he would not be drawn into a cold war with Otaala since he had already been appointed by the president and vetted by Parliament for the diplomatic post.

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