Ugandans in the diaspora told to unite

By Henry Sekanjako

Ugandans living in the diaspora have been implored to avoid divisions and work together for a better Uganda.

“We cannot liberate Uganda with a divided and disorganized diaspora. We are all for a better Uganda.

A United and organized diaspora community will have so much to offer for the motherland,” Eng. John Julius Muwulya, the Vice President of the Uganda North America Association (UNAA) said.

Muwulya made the remarks on the sidelines of the Push conference organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson in Chicago, USA. The conference was attended by different Ugandans living in North America.The youthful Engineer, who is one of the leading candidates in the race for the next UNAA president 2019-2021 said; “a united and organized UNAA will be a force to reckon with”.

UNAA is the largest non-political formal association of Ugandans in the Diaspora. The Ugandan Community in North America numbers over 120,000 individuals.

The organization aims to promote the social, cultural and economic development of the Ugandan Community in North America and beyond.

To promote his candidature, Muwulya was joined by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and his colleague Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake, who rallied Ugandans in the diaspora to vote for Muwulya as their next president for UNAA.

“My brother you are eloquent and far-sighted. For us we are ready to work with all of you in building a better country for our people,” Kyagulanyi said at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago USA.

Endorsing Muwulya for UNAA president under the flagship of People power pressure group, Kyagulanyi noted the need to address what he described as the numerous human rights violations in Uganda.

Muwulya is running on a reform agenda to rebuild the foundation of UNAA and offer both financial and political independence of the association.

“I do plan to plan to put forward money towards a UNAA scholarship fund to enable UNAA members access such funds for their children at college,” Muwulya noted.

The youthful Engineer, who is one of the leading candidates in the race for the next UNAA president 2019-2021 said; “a united and organized UNAA will be a force to reckon with”.

UNAA is the largest non-political formal association of Ugandans in the Diaspora. The Ugandan Community in North America numbers over 120,000 individuals.

The organization aims to promote the social, cultural and economic development of the Ugandan Community in North America and beyond.

To promote his candidature, Muwulya was joined by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and his colleague Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake, who rallied Ugandans in the diaspora to vote for Muwulya as their next president for UNAA.

“My brother you are eloquent and far-sighted. For us we are ready to work with all of you in building a better country for our people,” Kyagulanyi said at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago USA.

Endorsing Muwulya for UNAA president under the flagship of People power pressure group, Kyagulanyi noted the need to address what he described as the numerous human rights violations in Uganda.

Muwulya is running on a reform agenda to rebuild the foundation of UNAA and offer both financial and political independence of the association.

“I do plan to plan to put forward money towards a UNAA scholarship fund to enable UNAA members access such funds for their children at college,” Muwulya noted.

If elected as the next president UNAA, Muwulya plans to promote financial independence, mentorship for the youth and also offer immigration support.

Using his campaign slogan ‘Diaspora power’, Muwulya said:” Diaspora power will bring about Ekyasa Ekipya”.

Those supporting his candidature, describe Muwulya as an educationist who has used his position at UNAA, to promote education for Ugandans in the diaspora and back home in Uganda.

“Integrity is one of his core values. He is an intelligent man, very hard working, but most importantly he is a generous, reliable and honest person,” Roy Ssemboga, the former 82nd Makerere University Guild President said.

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