Janet, Kadaga Shun Protest Threat, Arrive In UK
First Lady, Janet Museveni, has safely arrived in London, United Kingdom where she has addressed a group of Ugandans under their umbrella Convention UK.
Accompanied by Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Janet on Saturday called upon Ugandans living in Diaspora to invest in their home country.
The function is taking place at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX.
Earlier, reports indicated that a one Mustapha Semanda Magero, a Ugandan opposition supporter living in UK, was mobilizing his countrymen in Britain to hold protests against Janet’s presence at the Convention.
However, a Chimpreports reader has contacted us, saying hell broke loose in London early this week when Ugandan opposition activists in the UK started fighting to have a share of £20,000 donated by a rich anti-Museveni exile only identified as Mr Alecho.
“A group of Ugandans in the UK planning a protest at the Ugandan UK Convention have started fighting themselves. We have seen emails going around demanding a share of the protesting fee paid by a one rich Northerner who always funds anything against NRM,” a reader said, in a letter to our editor.
At the time we posted this story, the convention was taking place smoothly without any interference.
Last week, Magero, in a message to different Uganda online forums, particularly UAH, said: “We call upon all Ugandans in Diaspora to join a demonstration against the NRM sponsored UK Convention organised by Willy Mutenza. If they cannot allow the opposition in Uganda to have rallies or peaceful assemblies, why should they expect to have it easy in London.”
Other top government officials expected at the Summit included Vice President Edward Ssekandi and KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi.
Organized by NRM supporters, the convention is being held under the theme “the best of Uganda Business and Investment Diaspora Expo 2012.”
This year’s convention aims at bringing together international and Ugandan business practitioners, investment experts, Ugandan Government officials and Uganda Diaspora to share experiences and deepen an understanding of investment opportunities that are available in Uganda today.
The after party will feature performances by musicians Bobi Wine, Iryn Namubiru and Judith Babirye.
The function was set to be attended by British politician Baroness Lynda Chalker, a close friend to President Yoweri Museveni, Hon. Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Jolly K. Kaguhangire, Commissioner - Uganda Revenue Authority, Gideon Badagawa, Ex. Dir. of Private Sector Foundation (PSFU), Hon. Gerald Karuhanga, MP, Youth Western Uganda (Good Governance) and Alenyo Marshall, Senior immigration officer
Others include Tress Bucyanayandi, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Stella Makumbi, Farah Ramadan, IHS Global Insight, Dr. Samuel Mugasi, CEO – NAADS, Deus Muhwezi, Assistant Commissioner in charge of Agribusiness, Dr. John F.K. Mutumba, Medical Superintendent - Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre and Perez Ochieng - CEO SACOMA.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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