Ugandan President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and First Lady, Janet Museveni have arrived in Rome, Italy for a four-day visit.
The President who is accompanied by the First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni were received at the Ciampino Airport by Monsignor Jose Avelino Bettencourt the Chief of Political Affairs at the Vatican and Uganda’s Ambassador at Sancta Sedes the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome, the episcopal see of the Pope, Marcel R. Tibaleka and his wife and Uganda’s ambassador to Italy Grace Akello.
President Museveni who is scheduled to meet Pope Francis on Monday, is accompanied by a team representing different groups in Uganda. The government team includes, Ministers. Adolf Mwesigye Local Government, the Chief Whip Hon. Kasule Lumumba and Minister of Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem.
Others in the delegation include LCV chairperson Kamuli District Salaam Musumba who is representing leaders of local governments, Mama Thereza Mbire a senior advisor to the President representing the Laity Catholics, MP Margret Alepune who is representing the Catholic Chapter in the Parliament, Monsignor Odongo, the Vicar General of Gulu Diocese representing the Archbishop and Mzee Victor Kobero who is representing the business community. Mengo was represented by Kalule Mugerwa.
During this working visit, President Museveni will meet Ugandans working in Italy, diaspora business leaders and heads of organizations based in Rome.