KAMPALA — African American investor who is in Uganda on a business trip Reginald Franklin II has commended President Museveni for opening up Uganda for historical Diasporas
The CEO of Brooks Distribution who as well owns and runs multiple companies at meeting held at State House and thanked President Museveni for offering African American investors opportunities to thrive.
The businessman who is in company of other potential investors including David Anderson, Jordan Chirico, Michael DeLance seeks to take up investment in the different sectors of the economy.
President Museveni his assigned the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi and Isaac Kigozi to engage potential investors in diaspora to return home citing favorable investment climate.
Kigozi said that as African Americans are facing a number of challenges due to racial discrimination, it’s time for them to come to Uganda which is open with enormous opportunities.
“We have a Pan-African President who has opened his hands widely to receive everyone home, he has set up opportunities for anyone to thrive and run business smoothly. All sectors are open for investment including; Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Health, Education, Logistics, Mining among others,” Kigozi said.
Mr. Reginald said that the call to all African-Americans is a timely one and should be embraced by all given the challenging times that they have gone through since time immemorial.
He said that coming to Africa is a relief from the fear and discrimination that he has lived with for years which is faced by other African-Americans.
“You have the ability to say that you are Ugandan but I don’t have the ability to say that I am anything because the America doesn’t want us and we don’t know where to go, we are guessing all the time because we have been kept in a lie for centuries that we are hated by our African brothers and sisters in Africa,” Reginald said.
Reginald who also runs Charlotte Leisure Rentals a real estates Company said that that call by Museveni has given him an opportunity to find a place that would welcome him as well as according him a piece of mind.
“As an African brother you don’t know what it means to live in a world that doesn’t love you but fears you and to be in a place where that trauma doesn’t exist, that’s the growth that a man needs to be health, stable.
I watch you guys, police officers, barbers, food workers all living freely in your country and I remember how we are pushed out of shops and public places just because of our skin color,” Reginald added.
The businessman appealed to other African Americans to consider bringing their hard earned money to African to develop the continent and make it more better for their stay.
“Every historical African diaspora should understand that there is nothing to be scared of Africa, you can access medical services, I have seen Ugandans on the streets of Kampala moving freely without being scared like we are on the streets of US,” he noted.
The business tycoon is set to invest over $40m for the next five years in Afro-processing and the health sector.