M7 Takes Wealth Creation Battle To UK
By Henry Mulindwa
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to lead a team of Ugandan officials to UK this year for a high level summit on wealth creation and investment.
The summit being organised by NRM diaspora league led by Haji Abbey Walusimbi is going to draw participants from government agencies including Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda Investment Authority, KCCA, Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Farmers Association, Uganda Land Commission, NGOs, The Electoral Commission, The Inspectorate of Government, The Directorate of Immigration among other agencies including security agencies.
Walusimbi told the media yesterday that all this has been designed to showcase the invaluable services these agencies offer in Uganda so as to attract more investments.
He said preparations for the summit by the organizing committee led by Drake Wakame who is also the NRM UK chapter chairman are in full gear.
Others on this committee include Diaspora League treasurer Charity Baira, Secretary for Mobilization Hajji Med Kasujja, Male Kamya [Chairman NRM Boston Chapter] who is also the league’s spokesperson.
Walusimbi urged the committee to work closely with the Uganda High Commission in London given that wealth creation is a national goal not a partisan objective.
He said the Summit slated for July 28-29/2017 is aimed at sensitizing the Diaspora and investors on their unanswered concerns especially as to how they can invest in Uganda without hindrance.
“Time for politicking is over. The elected party has to deliver and indeed deliver by improving and entrenching wealth creation as a permanent system in Uganda for the welfare and prosperity for all” Walusimbi said.
The party chose London for this summit because of it is the centre of Europe and it hosts the majority of Ugandans in Europe. It is also a leading investor in people both in terms of business and its State welfare system catering for the young and the old.
Meanwhile, Wakame said the Diaspora is more determined to implement the manifesto commitments of the NRM Wealth creation.