CALIFORNIA —Ambassador Abbey Walusimbi Kigozi a Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs whose office was recently commissioned by President Museveni, has held meetings with community and opposition leaders in United States of America (USA).
Mr. Museveni recently tasked Amb. Walusimbi to immediately traverse different countries with the aim of promoting trade and investment among potential investors as well as meeting Ugandan communities.
Ambassador Walusimbi who is working closely with the Ugandan Ambassador to the US, Amb. Mull Katende held meetings with the leadership of the Diaspora community in California led by President Nalongo Susan Kwezira.
Other community leaders in attendance were Bishop Azaria Turyomunsi, former UNAA Speaker Alex Semwanga, Chairman Uganda Catholic Community in California ED Ntege, Opinion Leader Damiano Kigoye, Community Elder Patrick Sserunkuma, Evangelist and Businessman George Kakaire among others.
“I have held strategic meetings with Diaspora community leadership where they laid out issues of concerns and needs of Ugandans in California which will be submitted to President Museveni,” he said.
He also held strategic meetings with the leadership of Los Angeles who raised issues and stressed on the gaps in service delivery from Government.
The other meetings involved a group of opposition Youth members led by Owek. Andrew Kayira son to the late Minister of Energy Dr. Andrew Kayira.
Several issues including the massive kidnaps and the alleged murder of their members in Uganda were discussed.
“I, however, advised them that the President ordered those carrying out such acts to be arrested and charged like some high ranking officials who where arrested days ago and more arrests were imminent. All the above issues and concerns will be shared with the President,” Walusimbi said.
He called upon all the Diasporas to work together with his office for the growth and development of our country irrespective of their political party and religious affiliations.
“East and west home is always the best. It’s a collective efforts to see that we build Uganda not the President alone if we are to move forward. Let’s adopt the system and the knowledge acquired from the countries where we are to make Uganda shine on world map. I urge Ugandans community in Diaspora to be united and join all Government funded organisations such as in USA, UK, UAE, South Africa and the Embassies in resolving some of their issues,” Walusimbi noted.
Walusimbi denied reports that he was recently rejected by community leaders and members in the US.
“It has come to our notice that some ill intended information is making rounds on social media alleging that “Ugandans in America rejected Museveni’s Envoy.” Please be advised that those behind such ungrounded rumors are losers influenced by an Evil eye and evil thoughts,” Walusimbi said in a social media post.
He noted that all the programs and plans are going on smoothly as planned adding that such acts are uncalled for and are meant to undermine progress.
Walusimbi has also since held meetings with Prince Kayondo Musanje the Ugandan Community Leader in Chicago and Dr. Sara Oto the Ugandan Community Leader in Indiana.