KAMPALA – The Embassies of Germany and France to Uganda have awarded the President Uganda Law Society Ms. Pheona Nabasa Wall with this year’s “Peace and Reconciliation Award 2021”.
Each year, the two Embassies co-organize a celebration of the Anniversary of the Signing of the Elysée Treaty.
This Franco-German Friendship Treaty was signed on January 22, 1963 at the Élysée Palace by French President Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and sealed the reconciliation between the two countries and laid the foundations for a long period of peace and friendship between France and Germany, giving rise to close collaboration at the political, economic and cultural levels.
“Today, H.E. Matthias SCHAUER and H.E. Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU presented Pheona Wall the “2021 Peace and Reconciliation Award”, in recognition of her remarkable work for the preservation of the rule of law in her country Uganda, especially during these past few months on behalf of the Uganda Law Society,” French Embassy in Uganda noticed in a statement.
About Pheona Wall
She was born and raised in Jinja District. She is the first born in a family of three children. Pheona attended YMCA Nursery School Jinja, Narandbai Primary School Jinja, Victoria Nile Primary School Jinja, She completed her O and A’Levels from Mt. St. Mary’s College Namagunga on scholarship which was given to her by Uganda Commercial Bank for being the best PLE student in Eastern Region.
Pheona Wall studied Bachelor of Laws on a government scholarship and a Master in Management as well a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre. She served in different prefectiorial body such as a time keeper, Sanitary Prefect at Narandbai Primary School and Victoria Nile Primary School respectively. She served as Outreach Secretary at the Law School Fellowship. During her LLB she volunteered at the LDC Legal Aid Clinic.
On 13 September 2020, she was elected as the new President for Uganda Law Society replacing Simon Peter Kinobe. Pheona Wall won with 441 votes. In March 2016, she was elected Honorary Secretary Uganda Law Society where she worked on governance reforms until 2018 when she was elected Vice President and Chairperson of the Legal Aid and Pro Bono Project of the Uganda Law Society.
In 2009, she resigned from NAB and Kampala International University and joined National Water and Sewarage Cooperation as the head of Public Relations as well as a Legal member of the Contracts Committee of NWSC where she was engaged in loan negotiations, Infrastructure projects and in 2012 December she joined Airtel Uganda as Head of Public Relations and worked on the Warid Merger, the Cranes Sponsorship, the Airtel Rising Stars championship and Arsenal Partnership. She was elected as the Public Relations Director of the Public Relations Association of Uganda and drafting of the PRAU Bill.
Currently she serves as the Commercial Officer Legal and Debt Management at National Water and Sewerage Corporation since 2014, as well she is the Chairperson of the Legal Aid and Pro Bono Project of the Uganda Law Society. Pheona has served in two law firms “Tumusiime Kabega and Co Advocates” and “Beyaraza Wagabaza and CO Advocates”.
She has served on different boards such as the Public Relations Association of Uganda, Future Investments Group, East African Young Water Proffesionals hence gaining experience in Legal Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Infrastructure and Construction Law, Board affairs and Stakeholders relations management.
In 2018, she won the Hague Institute for Innovation award for Justice in Law (person to watch 2018) and New Vision under 40 finalist for 2018.