Emmanuel Bryma Momoh, a Sierra Leonean-born human rights professional, has been recognized and commended by the Uganda Human Rights Committee in Parliament for his significant contributions to promoting and upholding human rights in the country.
In a letter dated July 17, signed by the Clerk of Parliament, Gilbert Ainomugisha, the Human Rights Committee in Parliament expressed its sincere appreciation to Mr. Momoh for his exceptional work as the Human Rights Officer and Team Leader for the Kampala Monitoring Team in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Uganda.
The letter specifically acknowledged Mr. Momoh’s invaluable efforts in providing essential training to parliamentarians, particularly in the Committee on the Promotion of Human Rights, focusing on the crucial work of the Human Rights Council and its Universal Periodic Review. According to the Clerk, “These trainings have enhanced the understanding and knowledge of our members, empowering them to effectively fulfil their responsibilities in championing human rights within their parliamentary role.”
The letter from the Clerk of Parliament emphasized Mr. Momoh’s expertise, dedication, passion, and collaborative approach in his interactions with the Ugandan Parliament.
Mr. Momoh, who worked in the country from October 2015 to July 2023, also served as the United Nations Area Coordinator (UNAC) and Area Security Coordinator (ASC) for Karamoja Region, in Uganda, from October 18, 2015, to March 31, 2021. He was also responsible for coordinating regional humanitarian, recovery, and development efforts with key stakeholders, including local government, development partners, security entities and Civil Society Organizations.
Sources say his contributions have left a profound impact on Uganda’s human rights landscape, and his legacy as a champion of human rights will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations in their pursuit of a more just and inclusive society.
Mr. Momoh worked for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Sierra Leone for six years before joining the United Nations Mission in Liberia, where he worked for seven years.
On plans over his next steps, Mr Momoh, who is back in Sierra Leone after the mandate of the Human Rights Office in Uganda ended, says: “As I return home, I am eager to utilize the skills, knowledge, and global perspective I have gained to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of human rights in my own country,” and that he remains 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.