Over 20 Heads of State to attend Museveni’s swearing-in

Ugandas President Yoweri Museveni speaks during the inauguration ceremony of the Chinese-funded 51-kilometer Expressway linking the capital city and the international airport in Entebbe, Uganda, on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Sumy Sadurni / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUMY SADURNI/AFP/Getty Images)

A total of 21 heads of state and world leaders have confirmed that they will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for another term of office, a top government official said here Tuesday.

Esther Mbayo, minister for the presidency told reporters that the leaders will attend the function scheduled for May 12.

“His Excellency the president has extended invitations to 42 Heads of State both from Africa and the rest of the world, and so far 21 have confirmed attendance,” said Mbayo.

The celebrations will be held at Kololo Independence ceremonial grounds in the capital, Kampala, under strict COVID-19 prevention measures, according to Mbayo.

The minister said 4,000 guests, including former presidential candidates, have been invited to attend the function to be held after Museveni won the Jan. 14 presidential elections.

Museveni came into power in 1986 after winning a five-year guerilla warfare. Since then, he has won several elections.

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