- October 7, 2021
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Museveni receives special message from Joe Biden ahead of independence celebrations
President Yoweri Museveni has received a special message from the President of the United States of America Joe Biden congratulating him upon Ugandas’ 59th Independence Anniversary due to be celebrated on Saturday the 9th October 2021.
Museveni confirmed this in a tweet saying he had a meeting with the USA Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Natalie Brown who called on him at State House Entebbe adding that they discussed bilateral and regional issues.
”I met with USA Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Natalie Brown who called on me at State House Entebbe. We discussed bilateral and regional issues. The Ambassador also delivered a special message from H.E Joe Biden”. Museveni said
Uganda will celebrate its 59th Independence Anniversary under the theme “Celebrating our 59th Independence Day as we secure our future through National mindset Change”. The scientific celebration will be held at Kololo ceremonial Grounds.
The President and the US Ambassador who was accompanied by the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Kampala Mr. Christopher Krafft also discussed bilateral and regional issues.
President Museveni thanked the Ambassador for the message and also commended the Government of the United States for the contribution of COVID-19 vaccines sent to Uganda.
The United States delivered 1,674,270 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda on September 20. These combined with the September 6 delivery of 647,080 Moderna doses, the United States has donated a total of 2,321,350 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Uganda.
This tranche of 1,674,270 vaccines is part of the 500 million Pfizer doses the United States delivered to 92 countries worldwide, including Uganda, to fulfill President Joe Biden’s commitment to provide safe and effective vaccines around the world and supercharge the global fight against the pandemic.