President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned the Ugandan community in the Diaspora against sectarianism.
The President made the call on Tuesday at State House Entebbe while addressing a delegation of Ugandans in the diaspora together with students from various universities in the country who are undertaking a 10-day transformative leadership course at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi District.
The training, which is slated to end on Friday January 18, 2019, has attracted a total of 93 Ugandans from Europe, Asia and the Americas and 46 university students from within country. The major aim of the training is to make the Ugandan community in the diaspora become a reliable human resource to sell Uganda abroad through marketing products that are made in the country.
Museveni said the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) emphasizes the needs and interests of the people as opposed to the sectarianism that was the hallmark of politics during the time of the past regimes.
He stressed that the major issue at hand is to solve the challenges of wananchi, not through identity but interests.
Museveni said patriotism is crucial as opposed to sectarianism. He noted that it is good to promote patriotism, especially among the country’s youth. He reminded them of the need to protect the country.
He also advised them to spend less and save their hard earned finances. He said that they should strive to avoid catching HIV/Aids and also wasting their resources in alcoholism adding that recklessness in life betrays their people who have hope in them.
The Commandant of NALI, Brig. David Kasura, saluted President Museveni for facilitating the training. He said the course targets to transform Uganda whereby the course participants are enabled to become change agents.
The coordinator, Engineer Adam Kasambura, said they are determined to transform Uganda from a peasant economy to an industrial middle-income status. He noted that NALI is the best institute in enlightening the Uganda community in the diaspora about their country.
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