UNITY AMONG AFRICAN COUNTRIES
President Yoweri Museveni has emphasized the need for unity among African Countries as this is the only key for continent to achieve its goals and objectives including prosperity of the people in the region.
“My prosperity comes from others due good relationship but if I say my tribe, my tribe, it doesn’t make sense, “President advised.
The President was speaking during a meeting with the visiting Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Team, led by the Speaker of the House of the People’s Representative, Hon. Tagesse Chafo at State House, and Nakasero on November 28, 2019.
The 60-man delegation that includes the business community, diplomats and cultural leaders is on a 5-day visit to Uganda.
President Museveni told the Ethiopian delegation that the reason why Uganda was able to recover from the past turmoil stemmed from the NRM Government’s emphasis on interests for prosperity as opposed to identity of tribe and religion, which he noted, does not benefit the people of Uganda.
“Our leaders failed to answer where the prosperity of society comes from and spent a lot of time on identity. That was a big mistake,” he said.
Mr. Museveni informed his guests that the NRM Government has been able to address most of the past mistakes and is now tackling infrastructure challenges such as railways and roads with a view of providing cheap means of transport for business in the country.
He welcomed the visiting team to Uganda, calling for region trade relationship. He stressed that the Horn of Africa needs unity and togetherness for the benefit of the whole of Africa.
The Ethiopian Speaker, Tagesse Chafo, applauded President Museveni for the opportunity of meeting him and also for his wise leadership noting that the delegation is in Uganda to study the political system and how the country has been able to maintain peace and prosperity.
Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Ethiopian Ambassador to Uganda, Ms. Alemtsehay Meseret Gelaw, among others, attended the meeting.