Ambassador Oliver Wonekha

H.E Oliver Wonekha, The High Commissioner

H.E Oliver Wonekha: High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to Rwanda.

Ambassador Wonekha joined the Diplomatic Service of Uganda in 2013 as Uganda's Ambassador to the United States of America Washington where she served for 4 years.

In 2017, Ambassador Wonekha was appointed as Uganda's Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda.

Prior to her appointment, Ambassador Wonekha was a member of the Ugandan Parliament representing Mbale District Women's Constituency from 2001 to 2011.

During her tenure as a member of parliament, she served in various committees including; Member of Executive Committee and Uganda delegate to the African Parliamentary Union (APU), Member and Uganda delegate of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Member of the Forum on Peace, AMANI among others.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Makerere University Kampala.

Ambassador Wonekha worked as a teacher before joining the Coffee Marketing Board in 1980 as a coffee quality controller.

She later worked with various Coffee Export Companies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda from 1994-2000 in different capacities before attaining the position of General Manager of Tancof Ltd Bukoba-Tanzania.

She has served as a member of Mbale District Service Commission, Member Board of Directors Uganda Coffee Development Board, Member National Governing Council for  National Agricultural Research Organization, Member National Advisory Council for The Hunger Project-Uganda, and still a member of the Advisory board: Next Gen Cassava Project conducted by National Agricultural Research Organization Uganda and Cornell University USA.

Ambassador Wonekha is a proud mother of three daughters.

She loves working with poor communities especially women in support of their livelihoods.