President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the President-elect of the United States of America, Joseph Biden, who was yesterday declared the winner of the Tuesday’s tight presidential elections.
Museveni in a statement on Sunday afternoon said U.S is naturally connected to Uganda and Africa owing the over 40m black population in America and the Christian faith.
“President-Elect of the USA, Congratulations and greetings from the People of Uganda. The USA, with its big black population of 47.4 million people, as well as a large Christian population that are linked with us by faith, with deep thinking, could easily b a natural ally of Uganda and Africa,” said Museveni.
Museveni pointed out that the previous US administrations established and implemented the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) meant to deliberately improve trade between the world’s economic power and the African countries.
“The previous American Presidents have already started on positively using these linkages by putting in place the African Growth And Opportunity Act (AGOA) – a law that, since 18th May 2000, has been giving 6,500 types of African goods, quota free, tax- free access to the USA market,” he noted.
Adding: “We salute this policy and hope that President Biden will maintain it.”
Uganda’s leader also congratulated the closed to 150m Americans who voted for the president.
“We, therefore, congratulate the American People on exercising their right by, massively, voting for the candidates of their choice: President Trump and Vice- President Biden. We congratulate H.E. Biden for winning both the Popular vote and the Electoral College,” said Museveni.