Said the Chinese leader: “We have all along enjoyed mutual support and trust and plenty of cooperation. 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.
The President of the People’s Republic of China Xi
Jinping has congratulated the Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for having been elected
for the sixth term in the row.
According to a press statement released by the presidential press press unit, President Xi said that Museveni’s re-election means that Uganda
will continue to make even greater achievements in materializing her vision on
“It is with great pleasure to learn that you have
been re-elected as President of the Republic of Uganda," said the Chinese leader. "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.”
Unlike Western countries
like United States and the United Kingdom that expressed concern in the way
Museveni procured his sixth elective term, China and Russia have congratulated
the President without mentioning the violence and bloodshed that characterized the electoral process.
Museveni was announced President Elect having beaten 10 rivals to get 58% of
the valid votes cast.
President Jinping said China and Uganda share
Said he: “We have all along enjoyed mutual support and trust
and plenty of cooperation. 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.”
Meanwhile, 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," said the bankers. "United
Bank of Africa is committed to supporting government in her development efforts
and improvement of life for the people of Uganda."
Similarly, 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,” Mulwana 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,” Latincic said.
Other messages came from the Secretary General of
the Union of Muslim Councils for East Central and Southern Africa Sheikh Haroun
Rashid Kasangaki who said President Museveni’s victory is a great testimony
that the majority of Ugandans deeply cherish and support his pragmatic and
developmental leadership. “Your dynamic and conducive leadership has greatly steered
the country in achieving tangible growth as well as promoting democratic
governance," Kasangaki said. "The Union of Muslim Councils is highly indebted to your individual
efforts and those of government that have transformed our dear country and
created sustainable peace, harmony, development and freedom in Uganda in
addition to promoting the integration of East Africa and Africa.”
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," Madhvani said.