ENTEBBE – US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac has on Thursday, January 16 paid a courtesy call to President Yoweri Museveni as she marks the end of her tour of duty to Uganda.
Ms Malac, a career diplomat was nominated by former US President Barack Obama in September 2015 and took over from Ambassador Scott Deilsi who had announced his retirement. Senate confirmed her appointment in November 2015 and she presented her credentials to President Yoweri Museveni in February 2016.
President Museveni while meeting Malac at State House Entebbe wished her luck in her next move.
“After thirty-nine (39) years in diplomatic service alone for the United States of America, Ambassador Deborah Malac tells me she will be retiring at the end of her term here in a few days. I congratulate her and wish her good luck in her next move,” he said.
Malac will be replaced by Natalie E. Brown, the Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Eritrea.
In a September report sent to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the US State Department said Ms Brown, who has also previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S Embassy in Tunisia, has the necessary experience for the job.