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PRIME MINISTER DR. RUHAKANA RUGUNDA ADDRESSES A TOWN HALL MEETING OF UGANDANS IN BOSTON AREA

Friday, 3rd July 2015
Dr. Rugunda addressing Ugandans in Boston, MA

Prime Minister Rt.\r\nHon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda addressed a town hall meeting of Ugandans in diaspora\r\nliving in the Boston area. The meeting was held on 26th May 2015 at\r\nthe Boston Marriott Newton Hotel.

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In his remarks, the\r\nPrime Minister said Uganda has been totally peaceful for the past 10 years,\r\nfollowing the defeat of the LRA in Northern Uganda and the ADF who had\r\nattempted to destabilize some parts of Western Uganda.

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Dr. Rugunda said\r\ngovernment has prioritized physical and social infrastructure as a way of\r\nensuring that Uganda continues on a path of sustainable development. Because of\r\nthe heavy investment in power generation and roads, investors can now set up shop\r\nin almost any part of Uganda. He said that other infrastructure development\r\nprojects are in ongoing and one they are completed, Uganda will be more\r\ncompetitive for business. He singled out the, such as the Standard Gauge\r\nRailway (SGR) connecting Eastern Africa under the Northern Corridor project\r\nwhich will connect Uganda to the rest of the region.

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On social\r\ninfrastructure, Dr. Rugunda said Uganda had achieved a lot in both education\r\nand health sectors. He however said there are still many opportunities for\r\nprivate investment in these sectors, and called on the\r\ndiaspora to take on these opportunities.

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Uganda¡¯s Ambassador\r\nto the USA, Oliver Wonekha, commended the contribution of the diaspora to the\r\ndevelopment of Uganda through remittances, and pledged the commitment of the\r\nEmbassy in facilitating those who are looking for opportunities to make a\r\ncontribution back home. Boston area has the highest concentration of Ugandans\r\nin North America, with an estimated 10,000 adults living there. 

Source: Stilson Muhwezi

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