Antigua and Barbuda: As part of our Emancipation Celebrations 2022, visiting Ugandan Ambassador Ireneo Namboka, Global Vice President of Aido Network International from Africa, paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Gaston Browne in his office on Friday 29th July. Prime Minister Browne welcomed Ambassador Namboka to Antigua and thanked him for supporting and participating in the annual Emancipation celebrations.
Prime Minister Browne and Ambassador Namboka spoke extensively on the fight for reparations, reparatory justice, climate justice, and the growing relationship between CARICOM and the African Union. Joining the diplomatic meet and greet were the Chairman of the Antigua Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABRSC), Ambassador Dorbrene O’Marde, and Vice-Chairman of the ABRSC, Ambassador Anthony Liverpool. During the diplomatic meet, Ambassador O’Marde reminded Prime Minister Browne of his call for an official Africa-CARICOM Day.
The courtesy visit concluded with a commitment by Prime Minister Browne to continue his call for reparations, reparatory justice, and climate justice in international fora.
Ambassador Namboka also met with the Governor-General of Antigua & Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams, KGN, GCMG, MBBS, at Government House on Friday.
About Ambassador Ireneo Namboka
Ambassador Ireneo Namboka is the Global Vice President of Aido Network International. He is responsible for the organisation’s international relations and operations. He has been very instrumental in developing the organisation’s strategic direction and establishing international cooperation with key partners.
AIDO is an international NGO established in 2018 as ‘Ateker International Development Organisation’. Aido Network International (AIDO) brings together different stakeholders within the cultural, educational, and community to challenge human rights abuses, faith, and sports sectors and use culture to promote unity, development and social change. It is presently focused on developing the synergy between the African continent and its diaspora. AIDO coordinates the African Kingdom Diaspora Alliance – the organisation of traditional African Kings and Queens.
Amb Namboka had a successful career as a diplomat and retired United Nations Advisor on Human Rights. He served in various capacities as a mentor, trainer and consultant on key topics with an African focus, such as gender mainstreaming, combating human trafficking, the protection of civilians in conflict contexts, and the vital role of women in nation-building peace-making and good governance.