By Kiyimba Bruno

Kiyimba.bruno@gmail.com

The minister of finance Hon. Matia Kasaija has confirmed that the money of USD80,000 that was asked from people to buy land at Namanve has been removed. He confirmed that those who are interested in that land shall get it cheaper or even free so long as they are Ugandans.

Speaking this, the minister was opening up a summit for the people who live abroad and wanted to invest in their motherland Uganda . These joined hands under the theme

“Diaspora invest: A bridge to the middle east income in the economy organisability”

The minister also assured that he has given money to the embassies of Uganda in different countries  to help them promote Uganda in what he termed as commercial diplomacy.

Minister of Finance Hon. Matia Kasaija giving a speech during the opening of the summit for people in diaspora
Minister of Finance Hon. Matia Kasaija giving a speech during the opening of the summit for people in diaspora

He adds that these shall be the key seller of Uganda to the outside world since many people including Ugandans do not know Uganda.

Hon. Kasaija adds that the path towards development is unstoppable.

“I feel very good when i see an Anglican bishop sharing an alter with a catholic bishop” says Hon. Kasaija.  It is on this note that he asked all those who slow up development basing on religion, tribe, nationality among many more to stop.

Business consultant and former executive director of UIA giving a speech during the summit
Business consultant and former executive director of UIA giving a speech during the summit

Maggie Kigozi,the former executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority says that seeds, diseases, climatic changes as well as low technology in Uganda are some of the key factors that have delayed development in the country. She however says that she has much hope in the people from the diaspora who have seen the new technology abroad that they shall bring it to Uganda and Uganda shall one day be better that any country in the world.

Some of the people who attended the summit
Some of the people who attended the summit