Senior presidential advisor on Diaspora matters Amb. Abby Walusimbi has reiterated his call for the NRM community abroad to form a resource pool which will support investment in Uganda.
Walusimbi was speaking shortly before the 3rd Deputy Premier Rt. Hon Rukia Isanga Nakadama officially opened the two-day Canada NRM Chapter Symposium in Toronto City on Saturday.
“I reiterate my appeal for a diaspora Resources pool spearheaded by us in the NRM community where we can deposit money and skills to be invested back home” Amb. Abby Walusimbi said attracting thunderous cheers from his audience.
He said, Ugandans back home were counting on them to return to Uganda and share skills obtained from the exposure from the first world economies.
“We can’t leave the development of our motherland to only the foreign investors. While I acknowledge their massive contributions to our economy, it’s time we also wake up to supplement their efforts”, Walusimbi added.
He further disclosed that H.E President Yoweri Museveni had donated land for the diaspora Industrial park which they should utilize for existing opportunities in agro-processing, hospitality, tourism, education and health sectors.
Amb Walusimbi called upon his diaspora members to embrace the spirit of unity, cooperation and progress. “Together let’s work towards a future where Uganda stands tall on the global stage, a nation that embodies the ideals of unity, dialogue, peace, prosperity and inclusivity”, he stressed.
Fred Kinene the Chairperson of the Ugandan NRM chapter in Canada commended President Museveni for his continued support towards their annual symposium. He said this was the second event and promised to keep rotating them starting next year.
Igella Patrick a Senior Immigration officer from the ministry of Internal Affairs made a presentation on immigration and citizenship and urged members to apply for e-passports.
The symposium officially closes this Sunday.