Udho to replace Kellawan Lall as Ambassador to Brazil
A new ambassador to neighbouring Brazil is soon to take up that post, the Guyana Government announced yesterday.
Merlin Udho will replace current Ambassador, Kellawan Lall, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce that the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil has given its approval for Her Excellency Merlin Udho to be appointed as Ambassador of Guyana to Brazil.”
According to the Ministry, Udho served as Ambassador of Guyana to the Republic of Suriname from November 2009 to February 2012. Previously she worked as a Consultant in the UN system serving in Ukraine, Bangladesh and Eastern Europe, and as the Coordinator of the National Competitiveness Programme. She holds a Masters of Laws degree with specialty in International Law and a post graduate Diploma in Development Studies.
The Brazilian Government, after weeks of delay, approved Lall as Guyana’s ambassador.
The Guyana Government had announced Lall’s assignment as Ambassador at the end of March 2011, and it was in July of the same year that Brazil had approved Lall, the Minister of Local Government under the Bharrat Jagdeo administration.
Lall once served as Political Advisor to the President and was asked to join the Cabinet as Local Government Minister after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) won the elections in 2006.