By Patrick Edward Musisi
Uganda’s ambassador designate to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland Nimisha Jayant Madhvani has pledged to lobby Ugandans in the Diaspora to bring back home the expertise acquired abroad over the years, to contribute towards development of their motherland.
She was on Tuesday talking to Watchdog Uganda in an exclusive interview at Kakira Sugar Works at Kakira in Jinja District, about her appointment as the ambassador to the Nordic countries and her Independence Day Golden Jubilee Medal by President Museveni.
Madhvani and 10 other Ugandans were awarded the prestigious medal at the independence day celebrations held Kakuuto in Kyotera District.
She hailed the NRM government for the commitment to uphold the woman emancipation struggle, adding that her assignment as ambassador is testimony of government’s concern for giving women the opportunity to serve alongside men. She cited internationally accredited women like Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton and Indira Gandhi for their unquestionable patriotism.
She expressed her resolve to sweet talk Ugandans in the diaspora to endeavor to bring home investment expertise and to lobby their partners to boost the country’s tourism industry.
Her uncle Mayur M. Madhvani said Nimisha has distinguished herself as a pride to the family, and thanked President Museveni for recognizing her contribution to the development of this nation by awarding her with the independence medal.
“Nimisha has been a true nationalist in as far as representing her motherland abroad is concerned,” Mr Madhvani said.
Before her new appointment, Nimisha was the country’s ambassador to the Middle east.