With 2020 general election a year away, Minister Umiich F.Sengebau announced to his family his decision to run for a senate seat in 2020.
The announcement was made during his birthday celebration held in Ngerbeched, Koror on November 23, 2019.
The event was a close family event with invitations made by his elders, Rebechong Sabino Sbal and MechucheuPostolRemeliik.
Minister Umiich is the brother of current Senator UduchSengebau-Senior who had declared to run for the Office of Vice President in 2020.
He is now in his 7th year serving as the Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism under the administration of President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr.