Property Mogul and city tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia together with Mohan Rao the head of the Indian Association in Uganda have applauded President Yoweri Museveni for the peaceful and stable leadership he has demonstrated by leading the country for the last three decades.
“Uganda is a land of Peace, Profit, and Prosperity”, said Mohan Rao on Saturday at State House Entebbe during a meeting between President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and leaders of the Indian Association Uganda.
Mao further stated: “As I often say, our stay in Uganda is characterized by 3Ps. Peace, Profit, and Prosperity,” said Rao.
“Allow me to summarily correlate them as follows: The Peace that was ushered in and is being maintained by the NRM government under your leadership has created a conducive environment for us to run and grow Profitable businesses.”
“These businesses through tax revenues, employment opportunities to Ugandans, and production of quality products in goods and services translate into prosperity for all of us as a nation,” he added.
Rao also commended President Museveni for overseeing the transformation of Uganda and “her people from darkness to light, from turmoil to peace, from lawlessness to democracy, from oppression to freedom, from sectarianism to inclusion and from recession to prosperity.”
“The numerous tax and non-tax incentives have enabled us to start and grow many businesses across all sectors many of which are now focusing on adding value to Ugandan products and natural resources,” he added.
“The Peace and tranquility across the entire nation gives us the confidence to reinvest our returns and attract other new investors and traders. This had also encouraged many of us to take on Ugandan citizenship and assure the nation that we are not here to milk the cow but to feed it as well,” Rao said.
Rao said because President Museveni was the surest guarantor of the 3Ps, the Indian Association Uganda would support his candidature, wishing him a landslide victory in the upcoming January elections.
Passing a vote of thanks, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia of the Ruparelia Group, thanked President Museveni for ensuring peace and stability, adding that it had spurred their community into investing in Uganda.
“On behalf of the entire business community, we thank you the President and the NRM government for the favourable business environment. We commit to supporting you,” said Dr. Ruparelia.
On behalf of his association, Rao thanked President Museveni for supporting the return of Asians (and their properties) to Uganda following their expulsion in 1972 by Idi Amin.