The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the new
American Ambassador to Uganda Natalie Brown to help forge cooperation between
Parliament of Uganda and the United States -US Congress.
Kadaga notes that the collaboration is strong at the government level but there
is no cooperation between the two legislatures.
Kadaga was hopeful that in the post-COVID-19 pandemic situation, something can
be done to help create a partnership.
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Kadaga also told Brown that there is more support needed in the business sector
that will create more opportunities for the young unemployed population.
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Brown told Kadaga that at the moment there is considerable interest in Uganda
at Capitol Hill where inquiries about recent political developments have been
She says the interest in Uganda is in both Congress and the Senate where both
the Republicans and Democrats are urging a peaceful and transparent political
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Brown also noted that rebuilding the economy when the COVID-19 pandemic is over
is going to be important and that she is looking forward to helping increase
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), particularly from the United States.
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Brown was nominated Ambassador to Uganda and her nomination was confirmed on
August 6, 2020. She arrived in Uganda in October 2020 and recently presented her
credentials on November 17, 2020.
She replaced Ambassador Malac at the US Mission in Kampala. A career member of
the US Foreign Service, Brown has served in several hot spots in Africa before getting
the new appointment to Uganda. She carries experience working in
countries of semi-democratic and authoritarian leadership. She has vast
experience working in Africa, the Middle East and domestically in the USA.