The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum Sheree Whitfield was recently in Uganda for the Swearing-in of President Museveni.
The delegation later met and held talks with President at State House Entebbe on business opportunities in a meeting coordinated by the Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs.
Speaking to reporters, Ms. Sheree who also owns clothing line “SHE ” said Uganda has the best weather and cI see myself living here as my second home.”
She promised to invest in real estate by setting up High-end lodges and apartments but also plans to contribute to Uganda’s movie, Film and TV production industry by sharing her earned skills over years.
Speaking about her visit, the Trade and Investment Officer in the Office of the President, Isaac Kigozi noted that Sheree’s visit to Uganda comes as a response to the call put up by President Museveni to all historical diasporas to return to their cradle land.
Kigozi assured Sheree of all the necessary support from the Office of the President and all government agencies such as the Uganda Tourism Board UTB) to ensure that her investment dream comes to pass.
President Museveni gave Sheree a new name, Mutuungo which means Tall, Elegant like a palm tree.
Flanked by the First Lady Janet, Mr Museveni urged the prospective investors to take keen interest in Africa which he said is their motherland, invest their resources on the continent and develop Africa’s untapped potential.
“You need to study Africa your homeland closely and understand the cause of [its] under-development. Africa is the origin of man, pioneers of civilisation, a host of traditional religions and has more natural resources than any other continent in the world, but is the most underdeveloped of all continents,” he said.
Ms Janet thanked their guests for having the trust in Africa and Uganda and deciding to venture and invest on the continent despite widespread negative publicity.