Last Updated on: 19th November 2023, 11:55 am
South Africa | The Government Chief Whip (GCW) and Ajuri County MP, Denis Hamson Obua on Saturday launched the inaugural convention of Ugandans living and working in the Southern African countries (COUSA).
Held under the theme, “Unifying Ugandans in Southern Africa”, GCW said the convention was fostered on three fundamental aspirations.
“I salute the vision bearers of this noble convention and I quite believe it will serve important aspects: I am because we are (Ubuntu philosophy), together as one and fulfil our constitutional commitment to building a better future,” said Obua.
“This is a great unifying factor and a strong platform that will greatly contribute to the socio-economic development and transformation of our country and empower all Ugandan communities in Southern Africa and beyond,” he added.
MP Obua commended the Uganda High Commission in Pretoria for all the assistance extended to Ugandans living in Southern Africa for a development cause consistent with President Museveni’s agenda of socio-economic transformation.
“Besides unity, this convention will also promote trade, tourism and investments among its member countries thus forming a center of gravity around the theme and consonant with H.E, President Yoweri Museveni’s notion of patriotism and socio-economic transformation,” noted Obua.
He pledged necessary support from the Government and appealed to the participants to market Uganda in their host countries by preaching the many investment opportunities and the big tourism potential.
The convention was also attended by MPs from Uganda, other senior government officials the country’s businessmen.
A few businessmen and leaders from Lango sub-region also attended it.