Uganda’s Ambassador to Geneva, Christopher Onyanga Aparr, is dead, Chimp Corps report.
The cause of death remains unclear.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to issue a formal statement later on the envoy’s death.
“Amb. Onyanga Aparr has gone to be with the Lord,” confirmed Amb Richard Kabonero on Twitter.
“He passed this morning in Geneva. He has been Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva as well Ambassador to Switzerland,” said Kabonero – Uganda’s envoy to Tanzania.
Previously, from 1996 – 2001, Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr was Ambassador to the Russian Federation and the fifteen (15) Commonwealth of Independent States of the former Soviet Union.
Thereafter, he was in 2003 appointed Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria and the Vatican concurrently, but resident in Berlin.
From the year 2010, Mr. Christopher Onyanga Aparr was High Commissioner/Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and other West African States of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, and Cameroon, amongst others.
He also held various positions in the Government of Uganda, including Senior Government Valuer in charge of Land and Real Estate appraisal in the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources of the Government; Chief Estates Officer in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in charge of management and protective maintenance of Government properties.
He was also Board Director of Transocean (Uganda) Limited, in charge of transportation, freight and clearing of goods and services.
Ambassador Onyanga Aparr also held the position of Principal National Housing Officer in National Housing and Construction Corporation, carrying out construction and management of housing estates to increase housing stock in the country.
In this capacity, he handled a number of housing projects in the country, amongst others, to enable the citizens own personal landed-properties.