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KAMPALA -Uganda’s Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo has said that 21 Heads of State have confirmed attendance for President Yoweri Museveni scientific swearing in ceremony on May 12, 2021.

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President Yoweri Museveni for another term of office, a top government official said Tuesday.

Esther Mbayo, minister for the presidency told reporters that the leaders will attend the function scheduled for May 12. 

Uganda’s Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

“His Excellency the president has extended invitations to 42 Heads of State both from Africa and the rest of the world, and so far 21 have confirmed attendance,” said Ms Mbayo. 

The celebrations will be held at Kololo Independence ceremonial grounds in the capital, Kampala, under strict Covid-19 prevention measures, she said. 

The minister said 4,000 guests, including former presidential candidates, have been invited to attend the function to be held after Museveni was declared the winner of the January 14 presidential elections

Museveni came into power in 1986 after winning a five-year guerilla warfare. Since then, he has won several elections.

Addressing a news conference in Kampala recently, the minister said 4,000 guests have been invited including all former Presidential candidates. She said all guests will be tested for COVID-19.

The list of invites includes 17 delegates from each district.

The swearing-in ceremony marks the climax of the Presidential Election. The Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, announced President Museveni the winner of the presidential elections with 58%, beating his other 10 contestants.

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine came second with 35%. The legislator contested the results in court, but he later withdrew the case.

Other candidates were; Nobert Mao (Democratic Party), Patrick Amuriat Oboi (Forum for Democratic Change) and Gen. Mugisha Muntu (Alliance for National Transformation).

Others including; Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Joseph Kabuleta, Nancy Kalembe, Willy Mayambala, John Katumba, and Fred Mwesigye stood as independents. 

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