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Ugandans in UK back Museveni for 2016 poll
Publish Date: May 09, 2014
Ugandans in UK back Museveni for 2016 poll
FILE PHOTO of Ceaser Kalema talking to President Museveni.
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By Apollo Mubiru

Ugandans living and working in the United Kingdom have asked President Yoweri Museveni to offer himself in the 2016 Presidential elections.


Led by their chairman Ceaser Kalema Ugandans in the diaspora said that they have invested substantially in the country and believe that Museveni should stand to maintain the peace and development the country is enjoying.

“Basing on what you have done and recognizing that the country still needs your services, it is our view that you stand in the 2016 elections,” Kalema said.

President Museveni addressing Ugandans during his visit to London. COURTESY PHOTO 

President Museveni was addressing Ugandans in the diaspora at St. James Courts in London during a three-day working visit in the United Kingdom.

Museveni had earlier attended a two-day UK-Uganda business forum organized jointly by the Commonwealth Business Council and the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and also met businessmen, industrialists and officials of the British government.

Ugandan in the diaspora hailed Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK Prof. Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda for uniting them and rallying them to invest home.

They raised concern over failure by the Uganda Investment Authority to provide them with information an issue which has adversely affected their investment.

“If you do not address their concerns, I will come for you”, the President warned.

Museveni talks at the Uganda-UK business forum earlier.


Foreign affairs minister, Sam Kuteesa, disclosed that government is planning to register all Ugandans abroad and what they do to enable it intervene in cases of crises where Ugandans are caught up abroad.

He, however, noted that some of them prefer to operate under the radar, which is a challenge.

Kuteesa further explained that the current registration for National Identity Card will not include those abroad and that the exercise, will be halted to allow the Uganda Electoral Commission to register voters. It is after this exercise of the Electoral Commission, that registration of those abroad will be conducted.

 

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