Ugandan professionals living and working abroad have been aised to spur development in their home country by sharing their skills and experiences.
Uganda’s high commissioner to South Africa, Julius Peter Moto, made the call while delivering a keynote address at an event organised by the Association of Ugandan Professionals in South Africa (AUPSA) on October 11.
At the event marking Uganda’s independence, Moto assured Ugandans that the government in Kampala was mindful of their concerns such as dual citizenship. Held in Midrand, Johannesburg, the event also saw the election of AUPSA’s 201415 executive committee.
Led by Monica Rubombora, the interim chief information officer of South Africa’s Road Traffic Management Corporation, the new committee promised to continue collaborating with the Ugandan community, to mentor and connect youths to opportunities in South Africa.
Elected leaders included Nathan Ntambi (finance), Monica Kiwanuka (secretary), Bernard Wasswa (IT) and Judy Semugabi (publicity). Committee amembers are, Dr Martin Kaggwa, Raymond Ofungi, Hannah Bunya and John Nsibirwa, while Stephen Twinoburyo and Allen Mutono are ex-officio members.
The team takes over from the John Nsibirwa leadership that had, among others, David Rukanshonga, Fiona Musana, Allen Mutono, Edward Mukwaya, Rose Atim, Flora Musana and Stephen Twinoburyo. To promote each other’s business interests, AUPSA members resolved to create a database of businesses and services offered by Ugandans in South Africa.
Source : The Observer