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Amb. Walusimbi Advises Ugandans in South Africa to Reinvest back Home

Amb. Walusimbi addressing Ugandans in South Africa

The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi has called upon Ugandans in South Africa to consider reinvesting their earned cash back home and contribute to the building of their motherland.

The Ambassador who doubles as the NRM Diaspora League Chairman made the remarks during  President Museveni’s victory party in South Africa organized by the NRM Southern Africa Chapter leaders and celebrations to mark Uganda’s 59th Independence anniversary.

“I know you have made commendable investments here, but I still call on each of us to prioritize reinvesting in our motherland, because if we don’t look after our roots, then no matter how high or fruity a tree may grow it will never produce enough fruit to feed all those hungry mouths,” Walusimbi said.

Walusimbi said that the NRM government has created a favorable environment to foster investment in a number of sectors which can be tapped into by Ugandans in diaspora.

The ambassador as well used the platform to caution Ugandans against politics of sectarianism noting that this is an enemy to growth and development of any country.

The Ambassador noted that it is time for all Ugandans across the world to desist from sectarian politics which he said is not only old fashioned but outdated.

Celebrations to mark Uganda’s 59th Independence anniversary

“I know there is a wave from the opposition that made some of our members doubt where our party stands in Uganda’s politics, but I am sure you have realized over these past few months how much light can’t be put out by any one little ripple.  The yellow sun will always shine on us,” Walusimbi said.

Walusimbi appreciated that the event has created an opportunity for each individual to remember the common responsibility of spreading unity.

“We all left our motherland not because we love it less, but rather in hopes of bettering its reputation and gaining access to resources that could benefit both Uganda as well as us. This means putting differences aside for the greater good; these are things like working towards common goals or bringing new ideas into play instead of brooding over old arguments,” Walusimbi explained.

NRM members in attendance of the event

He added that, “We are all members of this party, so let’s work hard to make it a success. We have the power in our hands and on behalf of President Museveni, lets endeavor to use our party slogan “Peace, Unity and Transformation for Prosperity” as the first foot forward. It’s time that we all fully get on board this bus because Mzeei and our party leaders are determined to make this vision a reality – which means that you too can contribute to it!

He appreciated the local chapter led by Mukulu Isma Luzige for organizing the event and  Hajji Meddy Mithupi who has given so much to the party.

Government Chiefwhip, Thomas Tayebwa

During the event, the government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa reechoed government commitment to extend a number of services to Ugandans in the Diaspora.

“We are going to send you biometric machines to capture your finger prints and data, this will help reduce on the time you access your  National IDs. We shall also change the courier who has been transporting your passport for easy access,” Tayebwa said.

Uganda’s Ambassador to South Africa, Amb. Kintu Nyago called upon Ugandans to always be supportive to the different government programs and projects.

Amb. Nyago said that the Kampala government is doing all that it takes to ensure that it serves better all its citizens around the world.

 

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