The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi has embarked on an official trip to different countries across the country with the aim of promoting Uganda’s trade and investment among potential investors.
This followed a commissioning of his office by President Museveni last week at State House who asked Walusimbi to as well visit the different Ugandan communities in the different countries.
Amb. Walusimbi has revealed that his office has taken on the assignment by the President and will commence with a three weeks tour across the different states in America starting this week.
“The President commissioned my office to move across the diaspora to attract and woo potential investors to come and take up investment in different sectors across the country,” Walusimbi said.
Walusimbi noted that, “Our first trip shall be to the USA visiting different states beginning with Chicago, Indiana, Minneapolis, California and Washington DC. We are working hand in hand with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in all countries that we shall go, we shall be moving with the resident Ambassadors.”
In the USA, Amb. Walusimbi with Head of Diaspora Investment Promotion & Trade office of the president / PA Diaspora Affiars, Isaac Kigozi shall be working closely with the Ugandan Ambassador to US, Amb. Mull Katende.
He added that the President has asked him to meet with the different Ugandan Community leaders with the view of encouraging their communities to return home and take up several investments as well as availing to them the different programs and incentives that government has put up in their favour.
“My office is a direct link between the President and the Diasporas and it is national and non-partisan; I will as well use the visit to best understand the challenges faced by Ugandans leaving abroad with the aim of finding lasting solutions,” Walusimbi noted.
He revealed that after the business trip to the US, his office shall be going to the Middle East to meet the Ugandan communities to best understand their challenges and find lasting solutions to the alleged labour exploitation cases.