Lord Popat, thanked delegates for attending, and for helping to further the ever-strengthening relationship between the UK and Uganda. He thanked the organising team for helping to take this event from strength to strength; he commended them for this year’s focus on increasing trade links between our two great nations.
He pointed out that “This Convention always offers an opportunity to celebrate the close links between the UK and Uganda, but I think more than ever, this year’s convention helps to offer a roadmap for how we build on those links and take our relationship to the next level.”
Lord Popat was born in Uganda in the town of Bosolwe, and brought up in the town of Tororo. Despite the many years which have passed, Lord Popat has remained close to Uganda.
Uganda Convention UK’s vision is to harness the tremendous skills, expertise and knowledgebase of the Ugandan Diaspora with a view to promote socio-economic and infrastructural development back in Uganda. Uganda Convention provide a platform for exchanges of views and networking to Ugandan Diasporas on matters of common interest and concern to them. Also help the Government of Uganda to better understand and appreciate the expectations of Ugandan Diasporas community from the land of their ancestors and more importantly, acknowledge the important role played by them in Uganda’s efforts to acquire its rightful place in the comity of nations.