President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined other African Heads of State for the swearing in ceremony of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in central Kampala. in Kampala, Uganda.
The Kenyan President who is also the current Chairperson of the East African Community (EAC), was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Transport).
The inauguration ceremony was held at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda.
Some of the head of states who graced the occasion include; Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo), Alpha Conde (Guinea), Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), Hague Geingob (Namibia) and Nana Akufo Addo (Ghana).
Others African Leaders who also attended the ceremony were; Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe), Mohamed Abdullahi Faarmajo (Somalia), Evariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), Samia Suluhu Hassan (Tanzania), Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia).
In his inauguration address, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said Uganda had transitioned from a country of deficits to an economy of surpluses in agricultural production and manufacturing during his tenure.
“In 1986, Uganda was a land of shortages, no sugar, no soap, no paraffin, no textile, no salt, no sodas, no beer, no petrol etc. With limited waking up of sections of the population, Uganda now is a country of surpluses,” Museveni said.
The Ugandan head of state criticized the foreign powers whom he claimed have been lecturing African countries on good governance saying some of them don’t mean well for the continent.
“It is quite comical to hear some people giving us lectures about democracy. Giving us a lecture about democracy, what are your credentials? If you want to know what we are doing in a respectful way we shall show you, but no lectures,” President Museveni stated.