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Why Did Museveni Miss Somalia President’s Inauguration?

viagra sale http://checkhimout.ca/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Having supported Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) under outgoing President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed with thousands of troops, http://confusedcoconut.com/wp-content/plugins/flash-album-gallery/admin/manage-images.php Museveni was expected to attend the high-level function.

Museveni attended the inauguration ceremony of South Sudan President Salva Kiir after bankrolling SPLA’s two-decade war to secede from Sudan-Khartoum.

Shortly after his re-election in 2011, Museveni travelled to Nigeria for the Inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Museveni’s role in stabilizing Somalia does not only stop at sending UPDF commandos to protect the Presidential palace, Mogadishu Airport and other strategic installations but has also allowed Somali forces to receive special training in Uganda.

As if this is not enough, Museveni in February travelled to United Kingdom for a conference on stabilizing Somalia convened by Premier David Cameron.

It’s in UK that Museveni advised the international community on how to exploit the stability ushered in by UPDF-led AMISOM to foster development.

And for a very long time, outgoing President Ahmed visited Uganda where he held meeting with Museveni and other government officials aimed at consolidating the hard-earned peace in Somalia.

It was after United States and Ethiopian troops failed to stabilize Somalia for decades that Uganda sacrificed its own.

In less than five years, Mogadishu has been fully liberated from Al Shabaab terrorists.

Other towns that have fallen to UPDF-led AMISOM troops include Afgoye, Bibi, Miido, Harbole and Balad among others.

During the Presidential elections on September 9, Museveni ensured security was water-tight.

Museveni also welcomed the election of President Hassan and pledged to work with him.

“On behalf of behalf of the Government, people of Uganda and my own behalf, I wish to extend our warm and heartfelt congratulations to you upon your election as the President of Federal Republic of Somalia,” Museveni wrote to Hassan on September 9.

“Your election as President of Somalia and that of Right Honorable Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawaari, as Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament is very important and significant milestones towards the achievement of sustainable peace and stability in Somalia,” said Museveni.

“Uganda also considers conceding by the former president Mr. Sharif Sheik as another sign that the people of Somalia are determined to work together for stability and rebuild your country.”

With all these achievements, Museveni should have been the guest of honour for transforming Somalia’s weaknesses into strengths to attain stability and also lay a foundation for development and prosperity.

However, Museveni chose to send Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali as his representative.

In his speech, Ali said Ugandan troops had done a good job in pacifying the war-torn country.

He also promised that Kampala would continue working closely with Mogadishu to ensure the peace realized after years of bloodshed are consolidated.

Ahmed Sharif hailed Ugandan troops for a job well done.

“Blood has been spilled for the peace here and we thanks the Somali and AMISOM forces for that,” said Ahmed.

Museveni’s publicist, Tamale Mirundi, was not readily available for comment.

MOHAMUD SPEAKS OUT

Nevertheless, President Mohamud promised to establish independent Judiciary system.

He also pledged to prioritize reconciliation and security of the war-ravaged nation.

Mohamud added he would give his all to maintain a close relationship with the international community.

Outgoing Africa Union boss Jean Ping and other top dignitaries from Muslim countries attended the function.


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