MUSEVENI SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF UGANDA AND BY 2026 HE WOULD HAVE LED THE COUNTRY FOR A RECORD 40-YEARS

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

  1. H.E. FÉLIX ANTOINE TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO, President of Democratic
    Republic Congo & Chairperson of the African Union.
  2. H.E. UHURU KENYATTA, President of the Republic of Kenya & Chairperson
    of the East African Community.
  3. H.E. ALPHA CONDE, President of the Republic of Guinea
  4. H.E. SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT, President of the Republic of South Sudan
  5. H.E. HAGE GEINGOB, President of the Republic of Namibia
  6. H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, President of the Republic of
    Ghana
  7. H.E. MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED FARMAAJO, President of the
    Federal Republic of Somalia
  8. H.E. EMMERSON DAMBUDZO MNANGAGWA, President of the Republic of
    Zimbabwe
  9. H.E. EVARISTE NDAYISHIMIYE, President of the Republic of Burundi
  10. H.E. SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  11. H.E. SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of
    Ethiopia
  12. H.E. YEMI OSIBAJO, Vice President, representing H.E Mohammadu Buhari,
    President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    13.
    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
    14.
    H.E. ROSE CHRISTIANE OSSOUKA RAPONDA, Prime Minister and Head of
    Government, representing H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba President of the Republic
    of Gabon
    15.
    DR. NALEDI PANDOR, Minister of International Relations & Cooperation,
    representing H.E. Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of
    South Africa

    16.
    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
    19.
    HON. MOHAMED SALEM OULD SALEK, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
    representing H.E. Brahim Ghali, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic
    Republic
    20.
    H.E. SABRI BOUKADOUM, Minister of Foreign Affairs representing H.E.
    Abdelmadjid Tebboune President of the People’s Democratic Republic of
    Algeria.
    21.
    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
    22.
    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
    Forces.
    23.
    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.
    24.
    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.

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