World leaders have sent congratulatory messages to H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his visionary leadership as Uganda celebrates 61 years independence today 9th October 2023 after liberating herself from the British colonizers 1962.
Leaders across the world Including, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, have congratulated President Museveni and Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on the occasion Uganda’s Independence Day anniversary.
Meanwhile, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has also hailed President Museveni noting that Uganda plays a significant role in Africa as witnessed by its election and capacity to chair upcoming Non-Aligned Movement Summit next year.
“Your country has authority and plays a significant role in Africa, which is confirmed by its election as the chair of the Non-Aligned Movement,” the head of state said. “Belarus highly appreciates good diplomatic relations with Uganda based on friendship and trust, which the two countries have maintained for 25 years already. We share the same view on the pressing issues on the international agenda, including the need to build a more balanced and fairer multipolar world,” he said.
“We are ready to expand cooperation. We praise intensifying contacts and hope for their further increase. We welcome the participation of business circles in the bilateral dialogue. Furthermore, we see prospects for joint work in such areas as agriculture, food security, industry, information technologies, healthcare, energy, and education,” the Belarusian president emphasized.
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished the president of the Republic of Uganda good health and success, and also well-being and prosperity to the country’s people.
In the same vein, Kim Jong Un, President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, sent a congratulatory message to Museveni saying;
”I extend my congratulation to you and to the government and people of your country on the occasion of the 61 st anniversary of independence of Uganda.
I express my conviction that the friendly and cooperative relations between our two countries will continue to expand and develop in future, too.”
More About Uganda’s Independence
On this day, the country’s national flag flies high. Uganda’s national flag has six stripes of yellow, black and red, and a crested crane at the center.
The black on the flag stands for country, yellow represents sunshine, while the red symbolizes brotherhood.
The country came under the British rule in the year 1888. After World War II, the Native Ugandans were allowed to serve in government and later by 1955, half of the legislative council’s members were Ugandans.
The Ugandan Constitutional Conference which took place in London in September 1961 was organized to pave the way for the Independence of the country. Later on 9 October, with the conclusion of the summit, Uganda formally attained its independence.