President Yoweri Museveni gets Life Time Achievement Award

Thursday, 8th December 2016
President Yoweri Museveni has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his commitment to work under very difficult situations for the sake of the development of the country.
This was disclosed last night during the 4th edition of the awards presentation ceremony at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. The Minister of State for Youth Hon. Florence Nakiwala represented the President. The 4th edition of the Uganda Chapter ran under the theme ‘True Awards for Real Leaders.’
In a speech that was presented on his behalf by the Minister, the President commended all organizations that won awards. “I thank all the people who have won awards. I rely on the efforts of the people and organizations that are being awarded.”
The President said that the exercise of awards would enable Uganda grow from strength to strength. He, therefore, called on the guests present and all Ugandans at large, to strive and make Uganda a better place to live in.
The citation for President’s award ran thus: “He came to power after a successful 5-year guerilla struggle. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has now been President of Uganda for 30 years. He has stood for democratic elections 5 times and won and is still going strong.”  
The Minister of State for Youth, Hon. Nakiwala Kiyingi revealed that President Museveni was among the people to be awarded but was unable to attend the ceremony physically due to other pressing state duties.
Among the other organizations that received awards for exemplary and selfless contribution towards Africa’s development were the Uganda Communications Commission, which got the ICT award. Harris International Ltd won the Foods and Beverages Award; National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) received the Water and Environment Award, while National Housing and Construction Corporation scooped the Award for being the best in the construction sector. The Award for best NGO and development partner went to Plan International. All in all, 22 recipients got awards.
The Africa Leadership Awards leader (Uganda Chapter), Mr. Davis Akampurira observed that the African continent has produced leaders who have made a mark on the people. He revealed that the ceremony marked the celebration of the African leaders who have exhibited good work adding that the event should go a long way to motivate the youths.