High Commissioner

On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Uganda, and on my own behalf, I take this opportunity to welcome our esteemed guests to the website of the Uganda High Commission Canberra.

The mandate of the Uganda High Commission in Australia is to promote and protect Uganda's national interest and to strengthen the strong relationship which exists between Uganda, Australia and New Zealand.

The High Commission is mandated to promote investment, trade and tourism (Commercial and Economic Diplomacy) . We are also mandated to encourage bilateral programs in the very important areas of humanitarian aid, education and health. The High Commission also provides consular services to Ugandans living in Australia and New Zealand. We hope that as you visit our website you will gain an insight into the rich diversity which makes Uganda a truly unique, dynamic and beautiful country to visit and invest in.

Through this upgraded and redesigned website you will be able to find a wide range of information relating to the work of the Mission. Information available include but not limited to: Services offered by the Mission, Information on Trade, Tourism and Investment Opportunities in Uganda, Ugandan Diaspora, Visa forms for those wishing to travel to Uganda , all tour information , News and Events. The Web also included features such as Twitter, face book, etc., aimed at creating and enabling interaction. The web also interactive and linked to all Institutions in Uganda and while at our Website you can traverse and navigate the whole of Uganda. The High Commission warmly welcomes any observations or comments and we look forward to assisting you in your contact with us either directly or through our Honorary Consuls based in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and New Zealand.

I therefore take this opportunity to welcome you to Uganda the Land described as the "Pearl of Africa" by the famous British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill 1908 in his book titled "My African Journey"

No doubt Uganda, was declared "Best Tourist Destination 2012." by Lonely Planet, the Leading and largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world and "Best of the World Our 20 MUST see Places for 2013", by the National Geographic Traveler December 2012 in Grading the Touristic places for 2013 .

Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda
High Commissioner