Her Royal Highness, Sylvia Nagginda has urged investors and any other development stake holders around the globe, always to include and also accept women to take part during any development processes.
She observed that women are the engines of the society and therefore, they deserve to be considered so as to achieve a successful and sustainable development plan.
“If growth is to be meangful and sustainable, then all the people should buy into it,” she said.
She disclosed this, while making her ground-breaking address during the 5th Annual Uganda-UK Convention, which was held in UK, last week.
The Annual Uganda-UK Convention helps to bring together Ugandans and put into perspective; some of the unrivalled attributes of warmth, openness and all-embracing culture that make Uganda a favorite destination for doing business, investment and tourism, irrespective of one’s religious inclination, tribal origins, social and political affiliations or anything else that can bring in division of any nature.
The convention was also attended by several other dignitaries who included; Members of Parliament, Deputy Governor-Bank of Uganda, Louis Kasekende, His Excellency Professor Joyce Kikafunda (Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK), Lord Sheikh (Baron Sheikh of Cornhill in City of London), Dr. Josephine Ojiambo (Deputy Secretary General of the Common Wealth Secretariat-Political), and other distinguished guests.
During the Convention, it was discovered that Uganda has a lot of Potential in terms of promoting trade and regional integrations only that investors have not yet unlocked the potential Ugandans have. In their speeches however, both Lord Sheikh and Dr. Kasekende provided delegates with some important views and figures in the financing and trade sectors as well as the potential that Uganda offers in these areas which are still to be embarked on for investment. “Trade instead of Aid” is something that we have long aspired to achieve for Uganda although, it is clear that the two are closely connected and ought to go hand in-hand.
Ugandans in the Diaspora have been formally recognized by the Government as a formidable force in the country’s development. The remittances and transfers that they regularly make to their families and loved ones are transformed into small investments, which make their families become independent. Working tireless to transform the lives of their people so that they don’t rely on the handouts permanently, by developing small cottage industries and become strong, growing feasible business entrepreneurial country in the world, is what Dennis Aguma, one of the participants emphasized on.
Participants also commended the Chairman of the Uganda Convention, Willy Mutenza for being with a vision that helps Ugandans from different background, come together with to actively participate in the firm development of Uganda’s future.