JOHNESBURG— Ugandans in South Africa and neighboring countries have been urged to invest back home so as to boost the local economy.
Ugandan High Commissioner in South Africa, Mr. Paul Amoru said the government back home is ready to work with people in the diaspora regardless of their political affiliation and other differences.
Mr. Amoru was addressing an NRM Women League Southern Africa Chapter in Johannesburg, South Africa on the weekend.
The meeting women’s conference sought to extend NRM party roots, strengthening collaboration and relationship but discussing matters of economic, social development.
Mr Amoru urged Ugandans staying in South Africa to get involved in business and trade especially in home based products for the betterment of the country’s economy .
He pledged the Uganda government’s bid to find a market for Uganda’s products in South Africa— reminding them to collaborate and work together in good working environments.
Ms. Kamiyati Ninsiima, the founder of NRM Women League Southern Africa Chapter said she initiated the formation to empower Women within the NRM party.
She however called on the NRM party’s National chairman also President of Uganda, Gen. Museveni and the speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Anita Amongi to help them mobilize more women to join the NRM party.
Mr Philip Kakuru, the patron NRM Southern Africa Chapter lauded President Museveni for provision of a computerized service system used in processing passports and National identity cards in South Africa— relieving them of the delays.
Kakuru called on the government to step up sensitization campaigns for its programs among women especially with the most recently launched Parish Development Model.
Trade and business were some of the day’s discussed forums, however the NRM Party Chairman in South Africa Ismail Luzige asked the government and URA not to over charge taxes on Ugandan products to South Africa and vice versa for better business transactions.