Museveni pledge to fight corruption in his sixth term as Uganda President

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during swearing in ceremony in Kampala on Wednesday 12th May 2021

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was sworn in as President of Uganda for his sixth term in office. The ceremony attended by over ten heads of states and government includes South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit, who left Juba on Tuesday.

Museveni highlights his priorities: fighting corruption in govt institutions, economic transformation, and free education for both govt and private schools in his state address.

He said Regional and continental integration a top priority to end African suffering.

Uganda was one of the grantors in the revitalized agreement signed in 2018

President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the January general election with a turnout of 57% of the almost 18 million registered voters.

The challenger and opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) got 35% of voters but disputed the result.

Kyagulanyi challenged the result in the supreme court of Uganda. He later dropped his claim of election irregularity.

The 76-year-old Museveni was in power since 1986, and this new term will make him rule Uganda for forty years.

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