The President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping has congratulated the President-Elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on his re-election.
“It is with great pleasure to learn that you have been re-elected as President of the Republic of Uganda. On behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people and in my own name, I wish to extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes to you. I believe that under your leadership, Uganda will continue to make even greater achievements in materializing her vision on national development,” he said.
President Jinping said China and Uganda share traditional friendship.
“We have all along enjoyed mutual support and trust and plenty of cooperation.” Said Jinping.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries have been tiding over the difficulty together, supporting each other, thus composing a chapter of fighting the pandemic in friendship and solidarity.
“I attach great importance to developing China-Uganda relations and wish to work with you to promote China-Uganda Comprehensive Cooperation partnership for new achievements so as to better our two countries and peoples,” he said.
The United Bank for Africa directors Joseph Balikuddembe and Chioma Mang also congratulated the President-Elect upon his victory and pledged to support government’s efforts in the creation of social-economic transformation.
“We recognize the importance of a strong collaboration with the private sector in achieving your various economic objectives towards the creation of socio-economic transformation in Uganda. United Bank of Africa is committed to supporting government in her development efforts and improvement of life for the people of Uganda.” Balikudembe said.
The Board Chairperson of the Presidential CEO Forum Ms. Barbara Mulwana said the extension of Museveni’s mandate as the President of Uganda and the NRM party whose members were overwhelmingly voted into the next parliament by the people of Uganda is a vote of confidence in the ideals espoused by Museveni and the party.
“As a business leader, I am confident that we shall continue to enjoy peace and stability and a conducive business environment geared at facilitating investment in the country and that we shall be able to build on the tremendous progress achieved over the last five years,” she said.
The Honorary Consul general of the Republic of Serbia Jovan Latincic prayed for Gods Blessings on the President, government and the people of Uganda.
“We appreciate your contribution to the traditional good relations between our two countries and do hope it will be extended to the fields of politics, defence, economy, science, education and others for the mutual benefit of our two great nations,” he said.
Speaking at the function, the Joint Managing Director of Madhvani Group Mayur M Madhvani pledged the groups cooperation in participating in the economic growth and development of the country.
“The next five years will indeed be challenging and we as a group pledge our cooperation in participating in the economic growth and development of the country and particularly look forward to the improvement of the cross border trade with our neighbours, the successful commissioning of Amuru Sugar Works in partnership with the government as well as the introduction of an ethanol Blending policy. Assuring Your Excellency, our cooperation to working towards a better Uganda for our citizens,” Madhvani said.