A group of prominent Youth leaders in South Africa endured a long air travel distance with a sole reason to attend President Yoweri Museveni’s 5th term swearing-in ceremony.
The colourful ceremony that attracted over 10 African presidents including other delegates from all corners of the world took place at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
The coronation ceremony may not have been peculiar from other ceremonies, but what attracted revelers’ attention are the 40 youth leaders from South Africa who put in their personal efforts to attend the fete.
The South African brothers were privately invited by tycoon Prosper Tuhaise Kururagire who is the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Chairman of Bukuro, Mbarara district and Shedrack Nzaire Kaguta, President Museveni’s step brother.
“We need strong connection with South African youth leaders so that we can strengthen further our NRM party. That is the sole reason we invited them for the coronation so that we can share opinions and experience for a better Africa,” Prosper Tuhaise said.
The youths who attended include sons of prominent South African top politicians and businessmen. Among them included Obakeng Chikane, son of South African well-known politician and reverend Frank Chikane.
Obakeng Chikane is now part of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League. Chikane says the decision to join active politics was influenced by his desire to serve his nation.
The youth leaders arrived in the country last Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of the celebrations that took place last Thursday. Prior to the D-day, the youths met and dined with the First Family at IL Patio Italian Restaurant near Watoto Church, Downtown. The youths were sleeping at Imperial Royale Hotel before they jetted back to South Africa over the weekend.