Ugandans living abroad, especially in the United States of America (USA) and Europe have in recent times made strong political statements critical of the government.
In some instances, Ugandans in the diaspora have organized anti-government demonstrations protesting how the National Resistance Movement (NRM) regime runs the country.
These sentiments have oftentimes put Ugandans living abroad on a collision course – especially between those who support NRM and those that support the vibrant and young National Unity Platform (NUP).
And because of these growing differences, the Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan parliament Thomas Tayebwa while speaking at the 34th Annual UNAA convention in San Francisco, USA called on Ugandans to remain united.
He cautioned Ugandans against creating divisions amongst themselves over politics. He called upon the leadership of UNAA to foster unity so that they work towards collective development.
Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) unites Ugandans across the globe to bring about positive change. The UNAA convention is the largest gathering of Ugandans in North America; it is an event of networking, business and reuniting with family and friends.
Tayebwa said he used the opportunity to enlighten Ugandans at UNAA about the importance and availability of a multitude of investment opportunities back home.
He explained that these investment opportunities are accompanied by fascinating incentives especially in commercial agriculture, ICT, and services like hotels, conference centres as well as industries among others.
“I, therefore, call upon our people in the diaspora to utilise these opportunities to contribute to the development of the country. Finally, I thank and congratulate the UNAA president Henrietta Wamala for successfully organising this year’s convention.” Tayebwa stated.