BERLIN – Uganda and Germany are engaging in bilateral negotiations albeit in a virtual format concerning refugees, rural electrification development and water and sanitation.
The revelation was made by Mr. James Macbeth Forbes, Incoming Country Director / Resident Representative for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH while meeting Uganda’s Ambassador to Germany Marcel R. Tibaleka, on June 29, 2020.
Mr. Forbes was paying a courtesy call on the Ambassador in order to introduce himself.
He added that many of his colleagues are eager to resume work in Uganda, when and if the current conditions allow travelling.
Mr. Forbes said that he was looking forward to returning to Uganda after nearly 16 years. He was stationed in Kampala between 2001 and 2005 with what was then called GTZ, the predecessor of GIZ.
Tibaleka congratulated his guest upon his appointment as the new GIZ Country Director to Uganda and thanked the Agency for its work in Uganda and support to the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
He also informed Mr. Forbes that the Embassy was in process of repatriating stranded Ugandans with the possibility of flying out the first batch in the month of July 2020.