Monday, 25 April 2016

Regional leaders congratulate Museveni

Regional leaders congratulated President Yoweri Museveni upon being elected for another term of office during a meeting at a conference in Kampala.

The leaders who included President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Debretsion Gebremichael, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, noted that President Museveni's reelection attests to the confidence and trust Ugandans have in his leadership.

The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work with Museveni who has been at the forefront of advocating for regional integration to advance the agenda.

Museveni won the 2016 Presidential elections with a 60% majority and also secured another victory in the Supreme Court where his reelection had been challenged by his former Premier, Amama Mbabazi.
Regional leaders congratulate Museveni
The case filed by Mbabazi was dismissed by the nine Judges of the Supreme Court who went on to validate Museveni's victory.

The regional leaders delivered their massage in a joint communiqué signed by the three presidents at the 13th Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects held at the Common Wealth Speke Resort Munyonyo on Saturday.

Museveni welcomed his counterparts and assured them that the country is peaceful and ready to take off at the same pace with its neighbours.

He noted that the issue of integration has been an idea of regional leaders way before independence.

President Yoweri Museveni attends the summit at Munyonyo. (Credit: Maria Wamala)
The delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) also delivered President Joseph Kabila's congratulation message to President Museveni.

The team told the delegates that President Kabila is grateful for the initiatives spearheaded by his counterparts in the region.