President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has endorsed the planned Canada NRM Chapter symposium that will be held in Canada aimed at consolidating the NRM Government achievements for the past 35 years as well as exploring the role played by Ugandans in the diaspora.
This was during a meeting held at State House Entebbe with the delegation of the organisers led by the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi, the Canada NRM Chapter Chairman, Fred Kinene, NRM Secretariat and Government Officials from Office of the President.
During the meeting, a number of diaspora issues were discussed and the president gave direction on how such issues should be addressed.
In his remarks, President Museveni commended the Leadership of Canada NRM Chapter on the decision to organize the maiden Canada NRM Chapter Symposium, which will take place from July 8-July 10 in Canada.
He thanked the team from Canada for the idea because this will be an opportunity for participants to learn about patriotism, investment, and how one will be able to partake of the vast opportunities in Canada.
In the same spirit, the President applauded Ambassador Abbey Walusimbi for his tremendous efforts in building a robust Diaspora Community.
During the meeting, Amb. Walusimbi assured the President that all is set for the symposium were key stakeholders will be taking part.
“The event will highlight the challenges faced by Ugandans in the diaspora and the measures put in place by the NRM government to address the challenges,” Amb. Walusimbi said.
The Ambassador also highlighted the preparation by his office for a high level Stakeholders Conference on Labour Externalization.
This conference, the first of its kind will attract all Labour Recruitment Agencies from across the Country, migrant workers, government officials and all stakeholders in a bid to streamline and harmonize the sector.
Notably, the Commander Land Forces, Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba thanked the delegation for contributing towards Uganda’s economic growth and supporting Government Programs.
The meeting was also attended by Senior Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga, Senior Presidential Advisor on Youth & Gender Affairs, Florence NakiwalaKiyingi, Head of External Affairs-NRM Secretariat, Maj. Pollar Awich.
It is organized under the theme; “The role of NRM in the social, economic and political transformation of the diaspora community” and will take place at Niagara Falls.
The guest speakers for the event include; Gen. Abubaker JejeOdongo- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ruth Nankabirwa – Minister of Energy, Judith Nabakooba – Minister of Lands, Chris Baryomwosi – Minister ICT, Richard Todwong – Secretary General NRM, Amb. Abbey Kigozi Walusimbi – Senior Presidential Advisor Diaspora & Chairman NRM Diaspora League, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi SPA Gender & Youth Office of the President and Col. Paddy Ankunda,
Other speakers include; John Musinguzi RujokiCommissioner General URA, Arnold Bwagubwagye – DEPUTY Director BOU, Maj Gen Gowa Kasiita – Director Citizenship & Immigration Control, Rosemary Kisembo – ED NIRA, Dr. Ramatham Ngoobi – PS MOF, Dr. Hillary MusokeKisanja – State House, Lilly Ajarova CEO UTB and Dr. Ruth Biyinzika Musoke.