I will retire in Uganda - UNESCO boss

The latest is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) director general, Irina Bokova.
“People ask me what I will do when I retire, now I know; I will retire in Uganda and participate in the development of the precious heritage sites,” she said.
“I know the other ambassadors will forgive me but Uganda is the Pearl of Africa. It is so gifted by nature.”
She was speaking as a guest of honour at a farewell luncheon of the Ugandan ambassador in France, Nimisha Jayant Madhvani, who is also the permanent delegate of Uganda to UNESCO.
The event organized at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on Tuesday attracted several ambassadors from different countries from across the globe.
Bokova, who has visited Uganda twice; before she became UNESCO director general and in 2010 as the director general, has lasting memories of the country.

“I recall very well my visit to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa’s crown, in June 2010, where I was honoured to meet with President Museveni and to discuss African languages in the context of the dictionary of African languages (Runyoro-Rutooro-English dictionary),” she said.

UNESCO director general speaks during the farewell luncheon.
There is growing interest in Uganda from the rest of the world, with several people choosing to retire and invest in Uganda.
The latest is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) director general, Irina Bokova.

“People ask me what I will do when I retire, now I know; I will retire in Uganda and participate in the development of the precious heritage sites,” she said.
“I know the other ambassadors will forgive me but Uganda is the Pearl of Africa. It is so gifted by nature.”

She was speaking as a guest of honour at a farewell luncheon of the Ugandan ambassador in France, Nimisha Jayant Madhvani, who is also the permanent delegate of Uganda to UNESCO.
The event organized at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on Tuesday attracted several ambassadors from different countries from across the globe.
Bokova, who has visited Uganda twice; before she became UNESCO director general and in 2010 as the director general, has lasting memories of the country.

“I recall very well my visit to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa’s crown, in June 2010, where I was honoured to meet with President Museveni and to discuss African languages in the context of the dictionary of African languages (Runyoro-Rutooro-English dictionary),” she said.
imisha ayant adhvani joins guests for photosNimisha Jayant Madhvani (L) joins guests for photos.

“I recall my visit to the outstanding tombs of Buganda kings, at the Kasubi world heritage site, following fire that ravaged the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga tomb in 2010. On this visit, a guide recognized me and said, ‘you are here for the second time, you must be a good person’. I told him, ‘I don’t know but my visiting again will make me a better person’”.

Bokova said that since then, UNESCO has been working on the reconstruction of the tombs, with the generous support of Japan.
She further noted that UNESCO is committed to protecting and promoting Uganda’s rich cultural and natural heritage, embodied in three sites inscribed on the world heritage list: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, and Kasubi Tombs.

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