Princess Irene Jemimah Ndagire

Princess Irene Jemimah Ndagire(プリンセス・アイリーン)




Princess Irene Jemimah Ndagire was born on the 21 of November 1961.

She was appointed as chancellor of the Ugandan Embassy in Japan where she served a term of 6 years from 2007 October to 2012 March.

She led by example in areas of social and Economic development and in building the relationship between Uganda and Japan.

Currently Princess Irene is working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO III) in the department of Asian affairs.

[October 18 2014]

I would like to thank all the founders and the members of JUSEDA for allowing me to contribute to this magnificent website.

Sometimes we dream of many things but our dreams never become a reality, but it is always good not to give up. Recently I have been thinking of our lives in the third world countries, Uganda in particular, thinking about poverty and all its evils. We often argue that poverty is a top-down endeavor that leaves the impoverished on the ground looking for a savior. We should aim at assisting the poor people and give them opportunities to help themselves. Everything we take for granted today - shoes, clothing, metal tools, electronic equipment, heck, even toilet paper, exists for one reason, and one reason only: because someone in the past cared about the future. Reducing the distance between people, markets, services and knowledge - or simply ‘getting people connected’- is a great part of what economic growth is all about. Although virtual connectivity has become increasingly important today with the emergence of new communication avenues, a good and reliable transport network remains vital. There is a very strong positive correlation between a country's economic development and the quality of its road network.

Not only is the road coverage in Uganda insufficient, but where they do exist they are either in poor condition or are totally impassable especially during the rainy season. As a result, households, especially those in remote areas, experience difficulties transporting their goods, travelling from one point to another within the country or even catching up on new developments.

Almost everything people need to be able to live decently requires a road. A good dirt road with ditches is fine, or one built by villagers themselves with local stones or locally-made bricks. It just needs to be a road that allows a farmer to push his products to market in a hand cart, and that lets buses and trucks get from the village to the main trunk roads. The villagers themselves can maintain it.

Roads allow farmers to market their products, and bring in fertilizer and seeds. They let rural residents take non-farming jobs in nearby towns. Sick people can get to the hospital in time. Roads make it easier for the government to bring in water and electricity. Children can get to school faster, which means more will go to schools. Roads are a window to the outside world. In extreme cases, roads are life-saving -What's needed today is the infrastructure equivalent of microcredit - small projects for villagers that are a necessary first step out of poverty.

Uganda needs assistance on infrastructure network.

I will resume my responsibility on the 12th November 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.








[July 25 2014]

It gives me great pleasure to be launching the JUSEDA website. JUSEDA started as a dream but is now a reality. I would like to express thanks all of you that have put in effort to locate us. I know this is the beginning of many successful stories.

Today has been a beautiful sunny day, with a clear nice blue sky. It is a good experience during this moment in time in Uganda. Although it is the dry season and sometimes very hot it is pleasant to enjoy the cool breeze on the shores of Lake Victoria and the river Nile. As you enjoy a nice tasty and fresh fried fish beside the lake which is obtained directly from the fresh waters of the lake.