On 10th October, 2017, Amb. Oliver Wonekha presented credentials to H.E Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda at Urugwiro village (Presidential residence) at Kiyovu in Kigali District.
In his speech, President Kagame welcomed the Ambassador and praised the good relations which Uganda and Rwanda have as well as shared historical ties. He said he had high expectations that the two countries would strive to maintain the good relations and not take them for granted.
In her remarks, the High Commissioner informed him that she was aware of the good relations the countries share and promised to build on the successes of her predecessor to uphold the bond.
President Kagame pledged to support her to fulfill her mandate where necessary and said that since Uganda and Rwanda have a long historical historical bond, they should always try to iron out any differences amicably and move on smoothly.
In attendance at the ceremony was Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Louise Mushikiwabo, and officials from the Uganda High Commission, Kigali.
Amb. Wonekha previously served as Uganda’s Ambassador to the United States of America.