Speeches Archive

Here you will find the full speeches held by the German Ambassador, the Chargé d'affairs or honourable guests at events or functions of the German Embassy.

The Ambassador's Opening Speech at the Information Evening about German Trade Fairs

Mar 6, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala

Germany is world champion in trade. German products and German technology are at the edge of development and sought after all over the world. There are about 400.000 German companies trading with foreign countries.  But: there are only thousand companies active in Africa.

Opening of Ngalabi Short Film Festival at the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala

Feb 3, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala

Every one of you has a story to tell. One story? Dozens of them because they are happening all the time within our lives. However, few of us do tell their stories.

The Ambassador's Speech at the Peace and Reconciliation Award Ceremony - Élysée Treaty Commemoration

Jan 22, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
German Ambassador's speech

The German-French reconciliation is the result of an enormous collective effort to overcome the enmity between our peoples passed on by our ancestors. It needed indefinitely more strength and courage to confront the old stereotype bogeymen than to cultivate them. But our example shows that it is possible. We can reject the heritage of our parents and grandparents if it is evil and destructive. (...) We can shake them off and reshape our relationships. And this is a message we deem worthwhile to deliver elsewhere, and this is why we invited you today.

Deputy Head's Remarks at signing of agreements on Muzizi hydropower project

Dec 9, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala
The Deputy Head's Speech

Energy is a key development factor and a precondition for several essential sectors like health, water supply, transport, telecommunication and others. Therefore Germany attaches great importance to the energy cooperation with African countries.

The Ambassador's Speech at the Opening of the Youth Skills Development Center Amaani Rwenzori

Dec 9, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala

Two years ago, we celebrated fifty years of Ugandan German cooperation by having a panel discussion in Kampala on the topic: Aid or Trade, what is the way ahead for Uganda? Quite a few participants said that after fifty years, aid should not be the vehicle for development any more – some even wanted it to be abandoned. Even if not everyone agreed to this, most participants thought we should focus on trade, and aid should just contribute to this aim: Aid for trade.

The Ambassador's Speech at the Launch of the Free[ak] Show

Nov 29, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala
A sculpture in the making

I am surprised. You really came to this event? I thought my guests and friends were all serious people who would never follow an invitation to a FREE-AK Show. But now I seem to be surrounded by freaks! Well, I confess to understand that you became curious.

The Ambassador's Speech on the Occasion of the Corporate Social Responsibility Rewards 2016

Nov 28, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala

What makes a national economy successful? Natural resources? Good infrastructure? Competitive companies? A skilled working force and yet low wages? Liberal legal environment, implemented by a committed and incorruptible civil service, thus attractive to Foreign Direct Investment? Free trade and regional integration?

The Ambassador's Speech on the Occasion of Accepting the Development Partners Lead in the Water and Sanitation sub-sector

Oct 29, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala

Water is an elusive element. It trickles through your hands, it evaporates; it might freeze. It can be powerful and destructive, as in devastating floods, and it can be silently dangerous, if contaminated. But first and foremost, water is the essence of life.

Address of the German Ambassador at the reception on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of German Reunification on October 3rd 2016 in Kampala

Oct 4, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala
The Speeches

Quote: "Notwithstanding this paramount importance of unity for the German people, it is actually variety, diversity, plurality, multiplicity which is the key feature of Germany, and was, all through her history. And tonight, we want to present to you this Germany in her variety."

The Ambassador's Speech on the Occasion of the German Ugandan Government Negotiations

Oct 4, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala

Last year, two major breakthroughs could be realized on international stage: there was the Agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals, and there was the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Uganda had been at the forefront of these achievements.

Speeches by the Ambassador

Ambassador's speech on 25 years of German Unity