BY Our Correspondents at Kololo
Gen .Yoweri Museven has been sworn as president of the Republic of Uganda for the next five years and by 2026 he will have led Uganda for a record 40 years. No other President has led Uganda for the long since the country ‘s independence in 1962. Museveni becomes one of the longest serving heads of state in the world.
At least 11 heads of state and another 22 delegations joined Ugandans to witnessed the colorful -historical event held at Kololo independence grounds under tight security .The 10 presidents who are in attendance include , President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, Évariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Somalia), Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe), Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Hage Gottfried Geingob (Namibia),Alpha Conde (Guinea), Salva Kiir Mayardit(South Sudan),Nana Akufo-Ado(Ghana), Felix Tshisekedi(DRC) and Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde.
Other countries represented are Super power Russia’s Vladimir Putin who sent in Mikhail Bogdanov, a special presidential envoy but also the deputy Foreign Affairs Minister and Ahmed A. Kattan, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- interalia.
A total of 4,294, guests were invited to attend the inauguration ceremony represented different sections of the population.
DELEGATIONS PRESENT AT THE PRESIDENTIAL SWEARING-IN
CEREMONY, 12TH MAY 2021
- H.E. FÉLIX ANTOINE TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO, President of Democratic
Republic Congo & Chairperson of the African Union.
- H.E. UHURU KENYATTA, President of the Republic of Kenya & Chairperson
of the East African Community.
- H.E. ALPHA CONDE, President of the Republic of Guinea
- H.E. SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT, President of the Republic of South Sudan
- H.E. HAGE GEINGOB, President of the Republic of Namibia
- H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, President of the Republic of
- H.E. MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED FARMAAJO, President of the
Federal Republic of Somalia
- H.E. EMMERSON DAMBUDZO MNANGAGWA, President of the Republic of
- H.E. EVARISTE NDAYISHIMIYE, President of the Republic of Burundi
- H.E. SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
- H.E. SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of
- H.E. YEMI OSIBAJO, Vice President, representing H.E Mohammadu Buhari,
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
H.E. MALIK AGAR EYRE NGANYOUFA, Member of the Transitional
Sovereign Council, representing H.E. Abdel Fatah Al-Burhan, President of the
Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan
H.E. ROSE CHRISTIANE OSSOUKA RAPONDA, Prime Minister and Head of
Government, representing H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba President of the Republic
DR. NALEDI PANDOR, Minister of International Relations & Cooperation,
representing H.E. Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of
HON. SIMEON OYONO ANGUE, Minister of Foreign Affairs, representing H.E.
Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of Equatorial
Guinea.,17.HON. TETE ANTONIO, Minister of External Relations and Special Envoy of
H.E. Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco, President of the Republic of Angola,18H.E. CARLOS JORGE SILIYA, Minister for Combatants, representing H.E.
Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique
HON. MOHAMED SALEM OULD SALEK, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
representing H.E. Brahim Ghali, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic
H.E. SABRI BOUKADOUM, Minister of Foreign Affairs representing H.E.
Abdelmadjid Tebboune President of the People’s Democratic Republic of
HON. MIKHAIL BOGDANOV, Special Presidential Representative for the
Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, representing H.E.
Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation
H.E. SHEIKH SHAKHBUT BIN NAHYAN BIN MUBARAK AL NAHYAN,
Minister of State, representing His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed
bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi,
Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed
HON. AHMED BIN ABDULAZIZ KATTAN, Minister of State for African Affairs
of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, representing H.R.H Salman bin Abdal-Aziz
Al-Saud, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
HON. PROF. MANASSEH NSHUTI, Minister of State of East African
Community, representing H.E Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of
Rwanda,25H.E. MOUSSA FAKI MAHAMAT, Chairperson of the African Union
Commission, 26H.E. DR. PETER MUTUKU MATHUKI, Secretary-General of the East African
Community (EAC), 27H.E. DR. WORKNEH GEBEYEHU, Executive Secretary of the
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), 28AMB. JOAO SAMUEL CAHOLO, Executive Secretary of the International
Conference on Great Lake Region (ICGLR)
29.H.E. ZHENG ZHUQIANG, China’s Ambassador to Uganda, representing H.E Xi, 30 Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, 31H.E. ASHRAF SWELAM, Egypt’s Ambassador to Uganda, representing H.E.
Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 32.H.E. BENSON KEITH CHALI, Zambia’s High Commissioner to Uganda,,33 representing H.E. Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia
34.H.E. KANANATHAN VELUPPILLAI, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of the
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka’s High, 35Commissioner to Uganda, presenting H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Sri Lanka, 36H.E. AGRINA MUSSA, Malawi’s High Commissioner to Uganda, representingH.E. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi.