"You should enter one or more of these sectors so as to chase poverty from your homesteads, create wealth and jobs for some of your family and also for others,” Museveni noted.
President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday afternoon urged Ugandans across the board to get back and work since the elections are over.
Giving his maiden address shortly after he was sworn in by Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, in the ceremony attended by over 4,000 guests, Museveni noted that, “the elections are over. Let us get down to work.”
Museveni said that the four economic sectors where there are jobs and wealth were commercial agriculture; industries; services; and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
“With your individual savings, collective savings by groups, borrowing from banks, or with Government support, you should enter one or more of these sectors so as to chase poverty from your homesteads, create wealth and jobs for some of your family and also for others,” Museveni noted.
Museveni defeated 10 other Presidential candidates including his major rival the National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi, who rejected the outcome of the elections but withdrew the case he had filed against the elections at the Supreme Court.
Several African Heads of State attended the function and these included; Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu, Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, Namibia’s Hage Geingob, Ghana’s Nana Akufo Addo, DRC Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi, Évariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), and Alpha Conde (Guinea) among others.