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JLOS Bids Farewell to Ms Judith Maas

H.E Alphons Hennekens (with microphone) delivering his remarks during the a cocktail held in honor of Ms Judith Maas (extreme right) at Kabira Country Club on Thursday August 14 2013 (Photo: Gadenya Paul) H.E Alphons Hennekens (with microphone) delivering his remarks during the a cocktail held in honor of Ms Judith Maas (extreme right) at Kabira Country Club on Thursday August 14 2013 (Photo: Gadenya Paul)

 

KAMPALA - - The Sector on August 14 2013 hosted a cocktail party at Kabira Country Club to bid farewell to Ms.Judith Maas who is the outgoing First Secretary (Security and Rule of Law) at the Netherlands Embassy and Co-Chair of the JLOS Development Partners Group (at technical level). Ms.Maas is leaving the sector to return to her home country, Netherlands where she has been assigned other duties.

The guests present included the Ambassador of Netherlands to Uganda, H.E Alphons Hennekens, Justice Richard Buteera (court of appeal), Ms Josephine Wasike Onya (Chair of the JLOS Technical Committee), Mr. Albert Birnbaum (Chair of the JLOS Development Partners Group at technical level), the Solicitor General (represented by Mr. Christopher Gashirabake, the Director of Legal Advisory Services Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs), JLOS Secretariat Staff, representatives from the JLOS Development Partners Group and JLOS Institutions.

The Chair of the Technical committee Ms.Josephine Onya , on behalf of the JLOS Institutions presented a gift to Ms.Judith Maas in appreciation of her long service and devotion to the Sector. Ms.Maas who graciously accepted the gift together with her husband said she was humbled by the friendships and professional interactions she made during her time of service in the sector. She thanked the former Director of Public Prosecutions (now Justice of the Court of Appeal), His Lordship Justice Richard Buteera for being present and for all his enormous contributions to JLOS. She also thanked the JLOS Secretariat staff for being innovative and key drivers of the sector “3Cs” of communication, cooperation and coordination.

Ms.Maas expressed her endearment towards Uganda saying that the people were friendly and welcoming. She concluded by thanking everyone for attending and said that although she was going back to Netherlands she would come back to visit Uganda a place that has been a home to her for several years.

The JLOS Senior Technical Advisor Mr. Paul Gadenya and Mr. Christopher Gashirabake (on behalf of the Solicitor General) all thanked Ms.Maas for her resourcefulness and described her as a perfectionist who required the best results at all times.

The Justice, Law and Order Sector wishes Ms. Judith Maas the very best as she takes up new assignments.

 

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