Museveni Among World’s Most Influential Leaders


purchase geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>According to Twiplomacy Study conducted in Geneva Switzerland, President Museveni emerged number 20 on a list of 50 most powerful world leaders with Papa Francisco, Pope Francis, Nicholas Moduro taking the first, second and third positions respectively.

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The development comes against the heels of Museveni’s first ever online engagement with Twitter followers.

The President spent about 15 minutes on Sunday night discussing a range of topics with new media enthusiasts.

The issue of youth unemployment stood out during the discussion with Museveni advising the young people to pursue science courses and also engage in commercial activities.

“First, students must be guided on courses required for the market. I have never come across an unemployed doctor,” said Museveni.

“If one studies conflict resolution, what happens to him when conflicts are over?” he further probed.

“The other sectors are agriculture, industry, services and ICT. We’ve been attracting investment to create employment for youth.”

The President pointed out that a venture capital and the youth fund have been created to help young people start enterprises

On preparations for the 2016 elections, Museveni said there is no need to worry about the polls.

“Uganda has conducted several elections. We are focusing on household incomes, especially for youth,” he responded.

Museveni also used Twitter to congratulate body builder Ivan Byekwaso, upon winning a silver medal for Uganda in the Slovakia championships on Saturday night, adding, government will continue to support youth involved in sports.

Using the same micro-blogging site, Museveni extended his best wishes to Muslims in Uganda and around the world during the holy season of Ramadhan, saying it’s a ‘month of virtue and self-reflection.’

With 40,000 followers, Museveni’s Twitter account could be used as an important platform of communication especially to the youth ahead of the 2016 elections.

Twiplomacy is the leading global study of world leaders on Twitter, conducted by leading global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller.

Museveni among most influential leaders in the world

Burson-Marsteller identified 643 Twitter accounts of heads of state and government, foreign ministers and their institutions in 161 countries worldwide.

The study analyzes each leader’s Twitter profiles, tweet history, and their connections with each other.

The list contains other notable world influential leaders like US President Barack Obama, UK Premier David Cameroon and South African leader, Jacob Zuma.


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