KAMPALA – Mr Sanusi Tejan Savage, the new Chief of Mission of the IOM to Uganda has on Friday formally met the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kahamba Kutesa in the minister’s VIP boardroom in Kampala.
“It is my profound honour to present to you a letter signed by the IOM Director General, Mr Antonio Vitorino, appointing me as the new Chief of Mission of the IOM to the Republic of Uganda,” said Mr Savage.
Flanked by the Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, the minister warmly welcomed Mr Savage to Uganda, “his second home”.
For his ceremony, Mr Savage was accompanied by none other than the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Rosa Malango.
The three leaders then discussed various areas of cooperation between the United Nations and the Government of Uganda especially on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Savage was formerly Head of Office for IOM in his native Sierra Leone.
He arrived in Uganda just before the lockdown over COVID-19, but he arrived with beautiful memories of the country he first visited in 2017 to attend the Pan African Forum on Migration.
Mr Savage told the minister that in 2014, as his country battled Ebola Virus Disease, he recruited a team of Ugandans to support the IOM response to EVD – and they did an excellent job.