A total of 21 heads of state and world leaders have confirmed that they would attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for another term.
A senior government official said here Tuesday.
Esther Mbayo, minister of the presidency, told reporters that the leaders would attend the function scheduled for May 12.
“His Excellency the President has extended invitations to 42 Heads of State from both Africa and the rest of the world, and so far 21 have confirmed their attendance,” Mbayo said.
The celebration will take place at the Kololo Independence Ceremonial Precinct 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 that will take place after Museveni won the January 14 presidential election.
Museveni came to power in 1986 after winning a five-year guerrilla war.
Since then, he has won several elections.
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