KAMPALA — Italian President Sergio Mattarella has sent a congratulatory message to Yoweri Museveni on his re-election as president of Uganda.
In the message, President Mattarella, said he would like to wish Museveni “every success in your high office”.
“Relations between our countries are characterized by bonds of friendship which should further be deepened. In this context, I trust that together with our countries can give new impetus to bilateral and international cooperation- also in the framework of relations between Kampala and the European Union- for the benefit of stability and sustainable development in the region, ” President Mattarella said.
“With these hopes, I renew my sincere good wishes for you and for the prosperity of our friends, the people of Uganda,” he added..
Mattarella said he attaches great importance to the development of bilateral ties, and stands ready to work with Museveni to make the Italy-Uganda comprehensive cooperative partnership deliver new outcomes, so as to better benefit the two countries and peoples.
Mattarella joins a host of other leaders from; Egypt, Russia, Qatar, Tanzania, Kenya among others, who have already congratulated Museveni.
President Museveni was voted back to the office with a 58 percent majority, beating his closest competitor Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine who came second with 35 percent of the vote.
The letter was read by Italian Ambassador to Uganda, HE. Massimiliano Mazzanti where he officiated at the award ceremony of Uganda Top 20 most influential and admired media personalities 2020/2021.
The top 20 most influential and admired media personalities 2020/2021 were awarded by Public Opinion.
Those awarded include: Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who received the Public Leadership Award while President Museveni scooped Great Lakes Region Peace Champion Award.
Samson Kasumba (NBS) named one of the best Top20 media personalities.
General Muhoozi Kainerugaba awarded Strategic management champion of the Year while Prof Emmanuel Mutebile awarded Uganda Economic Development Champion.
Gen Salim Saleh awarded Poverty Alleviation and Wealth creation champion of the year while Ssemakula Gyagenda scooped best media personality on the list of Uganda top20 media personalities.
Others include Nsereko Med Sebuliba and Gen Prosocovia Nalweyiso