Emmanuel Bryma Momoh Commended by Uganda’s Parliament for Outstanding Contributions to Human Rights

By Millicent Senava Mannah

Emmanuel Bryma Momoh’s  remarkable efforts in advancing and safeguarding human rights in Uganda  have not gone unnoticed as he was praised and honoured by the Human Rights Committee of the Ugandan Parliament as a dedicated human rights advocate.

Hailing from Sierra Leone, the Human Rights Committee, in an official letter dated July 17 and signed by the Clerk of Parliament, Gilbert Ainomugisha, expressed profound gratitude to Emmanuel Bryma Momoh for his exceptional role as the Human Rights Officer and Team Leader for the Kampala Monitoring Team at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office in Uganda.

The letter specifically highlighted his invaluable contributions in providing vital training to Parliamentarians, particularly those serving in the Committee on the Promotion of Human Rights, focusing on the critical work of the Human Rights Council and its Universal Periodic Review. The training sessions were praised for significantly enhancing the understanding and knowledge of members, empowering them to effectively champion human rights in their parliamentary responsibilities.

Recognizing Mr. Momoh’s expertise, dedication, passion, and collaborative approach, the Clerk of Parliament emphasized the profound impact he had on Uganda’s human rights landscape during his tenure. His legacy as a human rights champion is expected to inspire future generations in their pursuit of a more just and inclusive society.

Prior to his tenure in Uganda, Mr. Momoh served as the United Nations Area Coordinator (UNAC) and Area Security Coordinator (ASC) for Karamoja Region from October 2015 to March 2021, where he coordinated regional humanitarian, recovery, and development efforts in collaboration with various stakeholders, including local government, development partners, security entities, and Civil Society Organizations.

Sources indicate that Mr. Momoh’s impressive track record in both Sierra Leone and Liberia, where he worked for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission for six and seven years, respectively, further enhanced his capacity to excel in his human rights endeavors in Uganda.

Speaking about his plans for the future, Mr. Momoh, who has now returned to Sierra Leone after his mandate in Uganda, expressed his eagerness to utilize the skills, knowledge, and global perspective he gained to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of human rights in his homeland. He remains deeply committed to promoting a culture of respect for human rights, fostering dialogue, and collaborating with various stakeholders to create a more just and equitable society.

As Uganda celebrates the outstanding contributions of Emmanuel Bryma Momoh to the country’s human rights landscape, the global community also looks forward to witnessing his continued efforts in championing human rights and inspiring positive change.


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